Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is undertaking extra training sessions in a bid to be fit for his side’s Premier League clash against Manchester United after the international break.
The Brazil number one has been sidelined since the opening day of the season where he suffered a calf injury when kicking the ball against Norwich at Anfield.
Alisson recently returned to first-team training and the Liverpool Echo understand he is participating in extra training sessions during the international period in an effort to start the game against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s men despite being given the week off.
He will work with goalkeeping coach John Achterberg but Liverpool won’t risk playing him against United unless he is 100 per cent fit as they are happy with Adrian’s form in his absence.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana are undertaking extra sessions to be fit for the game.
Alisson’s return would be a boost to Liverpool who are currently top of the table by eight points after Manchester City’s shock defeat against Wolves.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have conceded far more goals than last season but have managed to win all eight of their fixtures so far.
United will take solace in the fact that Klopp has never won at Old Trafford during his time as Liverpool boss which could help United turn their season around and allow City to regain some points in the title race.