Alisson Becker Injury Update and Unexpected Boost for Liverpool Ahead of Brighton Clash

Liverpool is eagerly awaiting the return of goalkeeper Alisson Becker to training, with recent reports indicating a potential timeline for his comeback. Meanwhile, there’s a surprising development concerning defender Joël Matip, offering a glimmer of hope for the Reds.

Alisson Becker’s Injury Status:

  • Alisson has been sidelined since February due to illness followed by a hamstring injury sustained in training.
  • Recent reports suggest he is still “several weeks” away from full training, delaying his return to action.
  • Manager Jürgen Klopp remains optimistic about Alisson’s availability this season, targeting a potential comeback by the end of next month.

Unexpected Boost for Joël Matip:

  • Despite expectations of a season-ending ACL injury suffered against Fulham in December, Joël Matip has made a surprise return to training at the AXA Training Centre.
  • Matip has resumed running on the grass, indicating positive progress in his recovery.
  • However, there is no clear timeline for his return, and with his contract expiring in the summer, his future at Liverpool remains uncertain.

Other Injury Updates:

  • Andy Robertson awaits scan results for an ankle injury sustained while on international duty with Scotland, with Klopp expected to provide further updates.
  • Ibrahima Konaté is set to return to contention after completing 90 minutes for France against Chile.
  • Curtis Jones could also make his comeback against Brighton, but Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota will likely have to wait another week.
  • Stefan Bajčetić is nearing a return to training following a “mini pre-season” regimen as described by Klopp.
  • Thiago Alcântara is likely to remain sidelined for the remainder of the campaign due to injury, raising questions about his future at the club with his contract expiring in the summer.

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