Alisson ready for Liverpool return in Fulham, but Jota could miss Craven Cottage clash

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that the Brazilian goalkeeper will return to training on Friday before the Premier League trip to London on Sunday.

Liverpool could welcome Alisson Becker for his Premier League trip to Fulham.

But Diogo Jota is a doubt for Sunday’s game, as he took a hit in Wednesday’s Champions League game with FC Midtjylland.

Alisson has missed the Reds’ last three games after suffering a hamstring problem during the draw with Brighton last month.

His absence has allowed Caoimhin Kelleher to shine in goal, but Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the Brazilian will resume full training at Kirkby on Friday, and that he could be ready to return to action at Craven Cottage.

He said: “Ali will train today, and if he trains and everything is fine, then he can play.”

Liverpool were able to rest several first-team players for their tie in Denmark midweek, with players like Gini Wijnaldum and Joel Matip unused, and others like Andy Robertson, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino playing. only part of the match.

But they still suffered from some problems, and Klopp confirmed that Jota, along with left-back Kostas Tsimikas, would be tested before the weekend’s game.

Liverpool no longer have James Milner, Xherdan Shaqiri and Thiago Alcantara, along with absent Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is in line to make his first team appearance of the season following an injury to knee.

Klopp said: “We had a game two days ago, and after the game we had some issues, I would say. The diagnosis is not completely made.

“Kostas, we have to see. Diogo, we have to see. He also took a hit. That’s it from the game, I think.

“Other than that, Oxlade is training for a week or so and is now in full training. We will see. The situation probably demands that we use it as soon as possible, but I don’t know if the weekend is that time.

“I’m afraid no one else is coming back.”

On Oxlade-Chamberlain’s return, Klopp added: “Long [time] uh I still remember the situation where it happened in training. A normal challenge, one gets up and the other doesn’t.

“It was a difficult time for him, but the sun has been shining on him for a month or two because he has been doing all the necessary rehabilitation and has been on the field with the ball. Now he’s with the team, great for him, great for us.

“We can’t and won’t rush it, but when enough time has passed in the team’s normal training, then of course it immediately becomes an option.”