Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has delivered big praise of goalkeeper Alisson Becker and believes that he’s such a calming influence on his teammates.
The £90,000-a-week star (Spotrac) has enjoyed a stunning 18 months since his move to Anfield from Roma and is regarded by many as the best goalkeeper in the world.
Alisson adapted so quickly to English football last year and helped the Reds win the Champions League during his first season on Merseyside.
The Brazil international has continued his form this campaign with 11 clean sheets in 21 games across all competitions, while understudy Adrian did a decent job filling in during an injury absence.
Alisson is now back in-between the sticks performing at a top level and he’s currently on a seven-game league streak of clean sheets.
Klopp has raved about his number one and feels that he makes everything look easy.
“As a goalkeeper, we knew what we’d get. He’s made steps but that is normal. As a person, he as exceeded expectations. He is an amazing guy. We have a lot of really good guys but he is a really special person,” Klopp said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“His character, how calm he is, helps us a lot. He makes the difficult things look easy. A fantastic boy, a fantastic goalkeeper and good to have him here.”
Alisson has looked the real deal during his time at Anfield with eye-catching saves, great reflexes and a vocal presence in the box.
The 27-year-old hit a stunning long-range pass to assist teammate Mohamed Salah in the 2-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday to help the club’s push towards an inevitable Premier League title and it highlighted his passing ability.
He very rarely looks flustered on the pitch for Liverpool and is an underrated part of why the defence is so difficult to break down.