Legendary Liverpool goalkeeper Ray Clemence heaped praise on Brazilian stopper Alisson Becker after the Reds roared 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s team defeated Norwich City 1-0 at Carrow Road as Liverpool stretched their long unbeaten run to 43 games.
Despite a season of near enough total dominance from the European champions, they were made to work for their three points by Norwich.
The belied their 20th place standing and could have quite easily taken the lead during the contest.
Clemence enjoyed an illustrious career at Anfield. He won five league titles, one FA Cup, a League Cup, three European Cups and the UEFA Cup twice during this time on Merseyside.
He took to Twitter after yesterday’s game to praise the superb save which Alisson made with the scores level at 0-0.
— Ray Clemence (@RayClem1) February 15, 2020
Alisson signed for Liverpool at the start of the 2018/19 campaign for a world-record fee for a goalkeeper.
He signed from Roma for £67 million and has been a fantastic addition to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Although Liverpool are mesmerising on the attack, it often goes unnoticed just how good they are at the back too.
Alisson came up trumps when he was called upon yesterday, providing the catalyst towards yet another win for the Reds.
Clemence is arguably one of the greatest English goalkeepers there has ever been.
He clearly recognises £90,000-a-week Alisson as a sound addition to the Liverpool ranks; with the Brazilian a seriously instrumental member of Klopp’s squad.
Although he has some way to go in order to replicate the level of silverware won by Clemence, Alisson could be on his way towards years of success at Anfield.