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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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Jamie Redknapp showers praise on Christian Eriksen

Former Liverpool star Jamie Redknapp feels Christian Eriksen will be Tottenham Hotspur’s key threat during the Reds’ Premier League outing at Wembley this weekend. The Denmark international has emerged as an influential player under Mauricio Pochettino contributing valuable goals and assists for the north London club.

While Harry Kane and Dele Alli remain the main creators for Spurs and Eriksen has improved his movement in the box this term, contributing three goals in the Premier League campaign. One of those was in the 1-0 triumph over Bournemouth last weekend, which secured their first Premier League victory at the Wembley.
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