Liverpool goalkeeping coach John Achterberg has revealed that goalkeeper Alisson Becker is back fit, and he is now building up his fitness in lockdown along with the rest of the squad:
“He sent videos, doing some jumping and exercises. Obviously, we were working with him until the lockdown and he was basically fit. Now it’s for him to maintain it in the house, like the other goalkeepers.”
“They all get their programmes from the fitness department so they will do the job and the work to try to stay as fit as they can, like all the other players as well.”
The Brazilian international had been sidelined for three games due to a hip injury, with two of those matches (against Chelsea in the FA Cup, and Atletico Madrid in the Champions League) seeing mistakes being made by his understudy Adrian.
However, it looks as though Alisson will be fit and raring to go as and when the Premier League resumes. Goalkeepers don’t need as many minutes to recover their match sharpness so, as long as he returns to training with the first team when the lockdown ends, he should be ready to start the Reds’ next match.
When that will be, though, it is anyone’s guess. The UK government have extended the country’s lockdown for three weeks so the earliest return to training will be mid-May.