October 18, 2019, 14:23

Jurgen Klopp says Alisson close to Liverpool return

Jurgen Klopp says Alisson close to Liverpool return

Adrian is expected to start in goal for Liverpool and Klopp says the Spaniard’s solid form has eased the pressure on Alisson in his recovery from injury.

“That has made everything easier. I imagine it could have been different, if we had asked for Ali after a week,” said Klopp.

“Adrian did and is doing a brilliant job. That makes everything easier, 100 per cent. It is important with injuries anyway that you don’t rush it.

“We really try to never do it but sometimes there is no other option in a position and you cut off a couple of days of rehab time.

“We don’t really like to take risks. We will see when he is ready. Adrian is our goalie and he is doing really well.”

Liverpool have won their last 15 Premier League matches, stretching back to March, and now have the all-time Premier League record of 18 consecutive wins, set by Manchester City in 2017, in their sights.

However, Klopp insists his only focus is on beating the Blades.

“We don’t think about it. The only moment when I think about it is in the press conference. Nobody mentions it, we don’t think about it and it’s just the next game,” he said.

“That is how we won a few of the last games. Thank god we lost from time to time in the Champions League and in other cup competitions so we still know how it feels, that is really important.

0:39 Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says that his side’s usual defensive back-three could turn into a ‘back 10’ against the Premier League leaders

“We just want to go to Sheffield and make their life as uncomfortable as possible, that is the plan.

“Maybe we are considered as a top team but we don’t want to behave like a top team. Playing [like one], if possible, yes but fighting like a proper challenger.

“I don’t see any reason why there should be any advantage for Sheffield apart from playing in their own stadium.

“Is it allowed that they will fight more than us? No. Is it allowed that they will run more than us? No. Is it allowed that they just do more? No.

“We have to be there, absolutely spot on. That is the plan.”

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