The Brazilian striker picked up the kick in practice before Liverpool’s 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa, missing the Merseyside derby and the Champions League opener at Ajax before returning to the team on Saturday for a Premier League win over Sheffield United.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has explained how he suffered the shoulder injury that excluded him from three Reds games earlier this month.
Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker missed three games earlier this month after suffering a shoulder injury in training.
“It was a challenge for a high ball,” said Alisson.
And he told BT Sport how the incident that caused the injury happened during a training session in Liverpool.
Alisson revealed at the press conference on Monday before the Champions League duel against Midtjylland FC on Tuesday evening how, in his determination to return to the team, he defied an initial prognosis by club doctors of a possible four to six-week lay-off.
“My feeling at that moment was that I was thinking something strange on my shoulder and felt like I could play the next day, but we went for a scan.
“I challenged a defender and then didn’t wait for the challenge when I fell over the shoulder and spun on the shoulder so I was in pain.
“When the doctor gave us a time frame, I thought, ‘No, I won’t be gone that long’, so I concentrated on getting back as soon as possible and I set my own goal, my own goal.
“It was already my goal to get back quickly.
“They believed in it, they pushed me to do it – they respected the time frame and my feelings, but I had been training for a week and when I gave the green light to the boss, I was really ready for the game.
* You can read the full interview with Alisson on btsport.com, and the Liverpool v Midtjylland game can be seen tonight from 19:15 on BT Sport 3.
“Adrian did well, so no need to rush, but I’m 100 percent fit”.