Pep Lijnders says Liverpool have a star in their ranks who's 'always improving'
Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders has waxed lyrical about Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker, in conversation with the Red Agenda Podcast.
The Reds coach says the Brazil international is “always improving”, even though he’s already world class.
Alisson has barely put a foot wrong for Liverpool since joining in 2018 for a then world-record fee for a goalkeeper.
The 29-year-old has helped Jurgen Klopp’s side win the Premier League, the Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Supercup.
And last season, he scored a crucial goal in the race for a Champions League place, a dramatic last-minute winner against West Brom.
Liverpool rewarded Alisson’s efforts with a new long-term contract in August.
According to the Liverpool Echo, his new deal at Anfield will take him to the summer of 2027.
Ljinders and Reds goalkeeping coach John Achterberg were speaking about the squad’s development on the Red Agenda Podcast this week.
“You always have to be on the front foot looking for solutions and looking ahead really,” Achterberg said.
Lijnders added: “I think with Alisson for example, we found a big puzzle piece and with Virgil we found a big puzzle piece where the signings improve the team immediately.
“But staying at a level and improving is your job, and that’s what happens, and Ali, he’s always improving.”