Alisson pushing himself to start against United

Cape Town - Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has reportedly been working as hard as he can to be fit in time for the Premier League clash against Manchester United.

The Brazilian, who played a major role in the Reds' success last term, injured his calf in Liverpool's first Premier League game of the season against Norwich last month.

Alisson, recently named FIFA's Goalkeeper of the Year, has missed 11 matches but the club are hopeful he could be fit to face arch-rivals United.

ESPN claims that 'undertaking extra training sessions at Melwood' as he pushes for a recall to Jurgen Klopp's starting XI.

Former West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has deputised for Alisson in his absence, pulling off some great saves and conceding 12 goals in ten matches.

The report adds that Adrian's form, as Liverpool recorded a perfect start to the Premier League season, has meant the Reds could 'ease Alisson through the different phases of his rehab with no time constraints or pressure to be in line for contention.'

Players that aren't representing their country over the international break have been given the week off by Klopp, but ESPN FC says that Alisson 'remained at the training complex to improve his sharpness'.

The report continues: 'Goalkeeping coach John Achterberg has been working chiefly on Alisson's speed, reactions, distribution and power.'

- TeamTalk Media