Alisson Hoping to be Fit for Rivalry Clash at Manchester United

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Alisson Ramses Becker, commonly known as Alisson, is aiming to be fit for Liverpool’s next match, one of the two annual rivalry clashes against Manchester United.

Yes, it’s possible that we’ll see the Brazilian in between the sticks at Old Trafford on Oct. 20, as he’s reportedly stepping up his training regimen big time. He has hopes of meeting his original returning to action target, after the second international break.

Alisson has been out since suffering a calf injury in the opening day win over Norwich City, but according to ESPN, the former AS Roma man is trying to make up for lost time.

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Melissa Reddy writes:

Players not on international duty have been given the week off by manager Jurgen Klopp, but the 27-year-old, who sustained a calf injury during the Premier League opener against Norwich City, has remained at the training complex to improve his sharpness.

If Alisson can’t go, the Reds should still be alright, as backup shot-stopper Adrian has done just fine holding down the fort. Liverpool already have an eight point lead at the top of the Premier League table over second place Manchester City. They are a perfect eight wins and eight games on the season thus far.

It just goes to show you how meaningless the results of preseason friendlies are, given how disastrous LFC performed in those summer exhibitions.

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While United-Liverpool is always a massive heavyweight clash, this upcoming match sees a much greater than usual disparity between the two sides. The hosts will enter this match languishing in 12th place, and absolutely devoid of any general direction or positive momentum.

There is some good news for United though in central defense, as it appears first team player Victor Lindelof will be back in action.

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