Jurgen Klopp outlines ‘really good’ Alisson progress ahead of Everton test

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Alisson Becker is making big steps in his recovery.

Adrian conceded seven goals against Aston Villa last time out and faces another stern test against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday as Dominic Calvert-Lewin looks to continue his fine goalscoring form.

That led to even more interest in the progress of their Brazilian first-choice stopper who was ruled out for around six weeks earlier this month after suffering a shoulder injury.

Klopp believes Alisson has made solid improvements during the recent international break.

The German boss said when asked about his progress: “Very, very positive with Ali. It looks really good. He has made big steps. I don't have a timeframe but it looks really good.”

Before adding of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: “Naby will not be ready. Apart from that, they all came back healthy from the national team. Long-term, the likes of Ox are still out.”

Liverpool were linked with a move for another goalkeeper during the transfer window, but Klopp’s comments after the loss to Aston Villa suggest he has plenty of faith in back-up Adrian.

He said of Alisson’s injury after that defeat: “It could have been worse, for sure, so we were slightly lucky

“But he has no chance to play against Everton.

“I don't want to put a timeframe but four weeks is possible, six weeks more likely."

Before adding of Adrian: “The first goal was not good but I don’t think he had anything to do with the other goals. We didn’t help him tonight. He is a really good goalie.

“Last year we played 11 games with him and won pretty much all. Tonight our goalie was not the problem. The reaction to the first goal was not his problem, it was our problem.

“It is not often I have seen games like this. I am old enough to know strange things can happen in football.

“You could see in moments that in challenges Aston Villa wanted it more and that is something I saw and I don’t like.”

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