“I couldn’t dive, but after two and a half weeks I started to dive. Then, three days before the game, I start working hard – dealing with hard knocks, doing broad-spectrum diving, so on Friday I gave the boss the green light. I believe my faith and hard work helped me in this quick recovery.
Alisson targeted a three-week absence as soon as he was told by a specialist to expect a longer layoff and insists he is “100%” comfortable to play again. competition.
“Every ligament injury you have, whether it’s your ankle, shoulder, or knee, you always feel something weird. It’s not pain, but you feel it for a few weeks. It’s nothing that limits the way I play. I’m really capable of playing 100% and I’m comfortable with it.
“It’s good to be back and I’m really happy… As soon as the doctor said it was going to take four to six weeks, I said, ‘No, doctor, we’re going to two or three weeks at the most. . ‘ He agreed with me and we go. I just want to thank the physiotherapists, fitness staff, doctors, and goalie coaches who help me out.
Liverpool will host FC Midtjylland in the Champions League on Tuesday with Alisson in line to make their first European appearance since February. The former Roma goalkeeper missed Liverpool’s second leg loss to Atlético Madrid last season with a hip injury. His absence was sorely felt as Adrián made decisive mistakes in the 3-2 setback that ended Liverpool’s 25-game unbeaten European streak at Anfield.
“Not being involved is the worst thing for a football player, but unfortunately injuries are part of the job,” Alisson said. “We try to avoid them with prevention work, but sometimes they do happen. I’m glad it was only three weeks, but it lasted three weeks, it was like three months. It was hard not only to miss Atletico Madrid and Aston Villa [the 7-2 defeat this season] because you always want to help your teammates and do what you love to do. ”
Klopp will be deprived of the injured Thiago Alcântara, Naby Keïta and Joël Matip against the Danish champions who, despite the defeat in their opening match of the Champions League 4-0 at home against Atalanta last week, constitute a real threat, according to the Liverpool manager.
“We don’t see you as a small club,” Klopp told a Danish journalist. “We see you as a real challenger in this group. Nobody is in a Champions League group because they come from a beautiful city or whatever. Midtjylland is right there because they’re a good football team and because they earned the right to be in the Champions League the previous season. After an impressive comeback against Brondby [on Saturday] Midtjylland is at the top of the table again, so they are good again.
“I don’t know how many players they’ve lost since last year, but it’s just a good football team. In football pretty much anything is possible and we have used it from time to time. But I’m sure Midtjylland sees it exactly the same way. They are not already waving the white flag. There are no smaller teams in the Champions League, there are only teams.