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Alisson Describes Melwood Training During a Pandemic

The goalkeeper is one of four injured Liverpool players still training at Melwood.

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While the world is in mandatory lockdown and Liverpool Football Club has closed their doors, Alisson Becker and three other injured Reds still head to Melwood everyday to train. Alisson is still recovering from an injury that saw him miss a handful of games before the season was suspended. The other three are poor Nathaniel Clyne, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Yasser Larouci. The arrival times are staggered to avoid unnecessary groups gathering.

The Brazilian goalkeeper described what it was like training with a skeleton crew at the once-bustling Melwood, including the precautions they are taking to avoid contracting or spreading the virus.

“The club’s guidance is that everyone stays at home,” he said. “In my case it’s a little bit different, because I have an injury. Thank goodness, it wasn’t a very serious injury, but every injury needs care and I have continued the treatments at the training centre. I don’t have any contact with my teammates, as everyone is in their homes.

“The only contact I have is with the physio and the goalkeeper trainer doing some specific rehabilitation work.

“And within these situations, we also take all the necessary precautions for all recommendations, such as hand hygiene, not touching the face, not touching the mouth, nose, eyes. We also try to talk at a distance. Besides them, I have no contact with anyone else.

“My routine is very defined. I leave the house, go to the training centre, finish the treatment, come home and stay at home in this moment of self isolation.”

Good general life advise in their for all of us from the goalkeeper. Stay safe, friends.