Liverpool have finally got a goalkeeper worthy of wearing the Liver bird on his chest in Alisson Becker. Over the last few years, they’ve suffered from both Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet’s catalogue of errors and they’ll be delighted to have Alisso between the sticks going into the big games this season.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 21 August 2018
Alisson will definitely have games for Liverpool where he has more to do this season but that’s not to say he wasn’t kept involved last night. The Brazilian batted away a free-kick from Luka Milivojevic and was constantly being used to spread play with his fantastic passing range. His ability to be a top-class shot-stopper as well as having ability with his feet makes him a real prospect for the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp has oulled off a masterstroke in signing Alisson and he’s one that you comfortably put into the same category as the likes of Ederson, Hugo Lloris and David De Gea as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. It always helps when you’ve got the likes of Virgil van Dijk playing in front of you but Alisson is dominant and commanding in own way and will win the Reds a solid few points this season as they aim for the title.
You can read the Kopites’ Alisson verdict here:
He was so excellent with the ball last night… I haven't seen @LFC goal keeper perform that way before.
— Solomon Kenneth (@JimSolo247) August 21, 2018
Van Dijk was absolutely majestic tonight. He was up for the fight, won everything, he was ice cool & his distribution was exemplary. His leadership skills are there for all to see.
Alisson was excellent too. His distribution is brilliant and he bossed his box.
Onwards & upwards
— Jurgen Meister (@SS_LFC) 21 August 2018
— Rudi Süllwald (@RSullwald) 21 August 2018
Liverpool’s goal has never been safer
— will power (@willie_Alux) 21 August 2018
Alisson is greatest goalkeeper in PL
— Football_life (@NO4fifa16) August 21, 2018
Best keeper in the world
— Viola (@Violaiykes) 21 August 2018
Absolute beast. What a signing!
— P Ward (@Phenyoward) August 21, 2018
The fans are still in awe of their new goalkeeper and it will take a while for it to really sink in that they have the Brazilian in their squad.