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Alla Zakarian

23-08-2019 | 11:11 Football

Liverpool goalkeeper coach provides Alisson injury update ahead of Premier League clash

Liverpool goalkeeper coach John Achterberg has given an update on Alisson's injury ahead of Saturday's clash with Arsenal at Anfield. Alisson was ruled out for four to six weeks after he had torn his calf in the Premier League opener against Norwich City. Achterberg hinted that the 26-year-old would be aiming to return after the international break. “Ali is good,” Achterberg told The Athletic . “He’s in every day for treatment and they try to improve things. He’s able to do some fitness work in the gym without using his leg. It’s difficult, but you have to try to look forward and be positive. You have to try to turn a negative into a positive." “They haven’t given us a specific time he’ll be out as it’s difficult to say how quickly it will heal. That’s all with the medics. There’s an international break coming up and we’ll have to wait and see how long it takes after that," Achterberg added. “When something like that happens, you look at everything. Had the training load changed? The reality is that we hadn’t done anything differently in the build-up to that game. Ali felt fine. We have a rule with the goalies that if there’s any kind of issue you always have to talk. He actually came back in much better shape this summer than last year when we first signed him. It was all positive and that makes what happened so frustrating for everyone.”

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