Getting Becker back is 'pretty big boost' for Liverpool: Klopp

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Liverpool's Alisson Becker. (Photo/ Liverpool Twitter)
Liverpool's Alisson Becker. (Photo/ Liverpool Twitter)

Liverpool [UK], October 25 (ANI): Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is pleased with the return of Alisson Becker to the team and said the goalkeeper's return is a "pretty big boost" for them.

Becker returned to action on Sunday against Sheffield United, having missed the last three games due to a collarbone injury.

"Look, Adrian did really well again in that moment, but getting Ali back is, of course, a pretty, pretty big boost for all of us. It was nearly three weeks he was out, I think, and feels like we had 50 games between now and then! I was really happy when he gave the green light and said, 'Yes, I am ready' because it was his decision," the club's official website quoted Klopp as saying.

"I cannot make the decision for him and tell him, 'Do you still feel pain or too much pain when you bounce on the ground or whatever?' So it was his decision and he said thumbs-up and so we were happy," he added.

Liverpool registered a 2-1 win in the Premier League clash against Sheffield United. Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota scored one goal each in the match to hand Liverpool a win.

Praising Jota's performance, Klopp said: "It is not too much about what he's brought in the team. He is a good player, that's why we signed him. I said it only a few minutes ago when I was speaking with my coaches that it is so easy - he is such a likeable person and so it is so easy to like him. That makes everything easier. Then the player he is: he is quick, he has the physicality, he is strong, he is good in the air, he is good on the ground... a lot of good things." (ANI)