Date published: Wednesday 25th September 2019 10:27
Goalkeeper Alisson says he is "nearly there" in his recovery from a calf injury that has seen him miss a lot of matches for Liverpool this season.
The Brazilian, who played a major role in the Reds' success last term, injured his calf in Liverpool’s first Premier League game of the season against Norwich last month.
Alisson, this week named FIFA’s Goalkeeper of the Year, has since missed seven matches for Liverpool and looks set to miss the next four – after revealing on the club’s official website that his return date has been pencilled in for after the October international break.
"I’m on a good way, I think we are nearly there," Alisson revealed.
“I can go outside to the pitch to do some goalkeeper work and I feel very well.
"I feel confident and I think now it's just about getting all my power, all my confidence to come back and do what I love to do.
"[Being back outside is] massive because if I look back, two weeks ago I couldn’t even walk properly.
"Now I'm running, jumping on my right leg that was injured so I’m really happy for that."
Liverpool have relied upon summer signing Adrian to fill the gap during Alisson’s absence and the Brazilian has nothing but warm prize for the performances of the Spaniard.
A report last week claimed Liverpool's dressing room had been blown away by the player after their initial skepticism and Alisson continued: “He's a special guy who came late in the season, he just came and shows everyone his value, not just as a player but as a person and that is the more important thing.
“He is doing very well on the pitch. I have peace to recover in a proper way so it's better for everyone. "