Alisson Becker is undergoing extra training sessions in order to be fit to face Manchester United when the international break ends.

The Brazilian is closing in on a return from the calf injury he sustained on the first day of the season and could start against Manchester United in under two weeks.

The Reds will travel to Old Trafford with the view to equal Manchester City’s record of winning 18 games in succession which Pep Guardiola’s side set in the 2017/18 season.

According to ESPN, Alisson is undergoing extra training sessions with Liverpool goalkeeper coach John Achterberg in a bid to improve his speed, reactions, distribution and power.

While former West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has been rather impressive for the Reds in Alisson’s stead, his Brazilian counterpart is the undisputed best goalkeeper in the world.

When he picked up his calf injury in August, there were fears that his absence would derail the Reds’ early-season Premier League title ambitions but that has not turned out to be the case.

In fact, with Adrian in the side, the Reds have won eight Premier League games and are now eight points clear of Manchester City, making the European Champions the early-season title favourites.

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