Alisson Becker is expected to make his long-awaited return for Liverpool at Manchester United this weekend - and is almost certain to be joined in the starting line-up by Mohamed Salah.

Alisson has been absent since suffering a calf injury during the Premier League opener at home to Norwich City on August 9.

The Brazil international returned to full training earlier this month and has spent extra time at Melwood during the international break working with goalkeeping coach John Achterberg.

The impressive form of stand-in Adrian has meant Liverpool have been under no pressure to rush Alisson's return.

But with the goalkeeper now back to full fitness, he is primed to feature at Old Trafford on Sunday as Jürgen Klopp's Premier League leaders aim for a record-equalling 18th successive top-flight victory.

Salah, too, is expected to be available for selection after recovering well from the ankle injury he suffered against Leicester City.

Liverpool will be further boosted in their preparations for the clash at United by an extended period of rest for Brazil duo Roberto Firmino and Fabinho.

The duo aren't expected to report back to Melwood until Thursday, while Sadio Mane has also been given a short break after featuring against Brazil.

The Senegalese is not eligible for his country's African Nations Championship clash in Guinea on Friday.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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