£90,000-a-week Liverpool goalkeeper will be fit for Man United game

Alisson Becker is undertaking extra training sessions in a bid to make himself available for Reds clash with Premier League rivals Man United. The 27-year-old goalkeeper has been sidelined since the opening day of the campaign when he suffered a severe calf injury in Liverpool’s 4-1 win against Norwich City.

Alisson is closing in on a return to first-team action, however, and is hopeful of featuring for Merseyside club when they visit Old Trafford on October 20. Reds footballers not on international duty have been given the week off by the German manager, but Becker has chosen to stay at Melwood for extra training.

Brazil international has been working on his speed, reactions and distribution with shot-stopper coach John Achterberg as he looks to come back strongly following a three-month layoff. Amid Brazilian goalkeeper’s absence, Reds have enjoyed a sensational start to the PL campaign as they won all matches and leading the table.

Liverpool beat Leicester City 2-1 last weekend, and Jurgen Klopp said: ‘It was a super match. We upped the tempo. ‘The football we played was so important. Leicester’s goal stopped us, but then we wanted to go forward. ‘The penalty was a penalty.

We knew it would probably happen, we knew we were going to fight for the win, and we did. ‘Without luck, we cannot win the several games we have won, but over the 90 minutes we deserved it, we deserved the three points.’  Next Sunday, Liverpool face a Man United team who have lost three of their last six league matches.