Alisson Becker

Former Brazil star hails Alisson Becker’s performances at Liverpool

Former Brazil goalkeeper Dida has hailed the qualities of Alisson Becker and believes he is one of the strongest shot-stoppers in Europe’s top leagues at the moment. The 26-year-old made the switch from AS Roma during last summer’s transfer window and he has since been efficient between the sticks for the Reds with 16 clean sheets in the Premier League alone.

Speaking to The Liverpool Echo, Dida was pleased with the performances of Alisson since his Premier League move. He added that he was already aware of the player’s qualities from his youngster days and his compatriot can be regarded as one of the best goalkeepers working in Europe at present, he said: “I could see his qualities from the very beginning. He was very agile and quick to read the offensive schemes.
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World Cup winner unsurprised by Alisson Becker’s rapid rise

Former World Cup winner and Brazil legend Claudio Taffarel has said that he is not surprised by the progress made by Alisson Becker over the past couple of years. In the summer of 2016, Roma signed the shot-stopper from Internacional for a modest £7.1m but they managed to make a hefty profit on him after sanctioning his £65m switch to Liverpool earlier this summer.

Since then, Alisson has been fluent between the sticks on more occasions than not and Taffarel has suggested that his potential was never in doubt, he said: “You know, from the moment Alisson started playing at Roma he has enjoyed a natural growth. We all expected it, because in Brazil he had already shown his potential. He always showed that in the Brazilian team as well. “For us, it is very important. For the Brazilian goalkeepers it opens a lot of doors in Europe when they’re spoken of well. Ederson has impressive potential. Over time he will grow.”
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