Alisson Becker kept a clean-sheet for Brazil yesterday, but Liverpool fans were not especially impressed by his second Anfield audition.
The first time he played here, the AS Roma stopper conceded five in the Champions League, but this time around it was his distribution that most worried Reds, despite the 2-0 win over Croatia.
Alisson kicked the ball out of play a number of times and looked a little nervous with it at his feet, too.
Ultimately though, if he is the keeper Jurgen Klopp, Michael Edwards and co. have chosen, we’ll have no complaints. Brazilian reports in UOL say that Alisson’s reps met with Liverpool over the weekend, which makes complete sense considering where he was playing for Brazil.
Roma will want a massive fee, and if it’s above £60m we’d prefer the club to just buy Jan Oblak.
Provided an elite keeper joins though, we’ll be pleased. It’s a position that needs urgent attention and in truth, should have been sorted out last summer.
Here’s some of the tweets from yesterday:
Alisson looked nervous in both games v Liverpool playing for Roma and now at Anfield playing for Brazil. He looked so much more confident in all of the other games this season.
— Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) June 3, 2018
Not fussed on this hipster Alisson.
We should be targeting and bidding for Oblak
— Evil Zippy (@LordEsway) June 3, 2018
if anyone had seen Alisson's kicking this afternoon, he would struggle as a sweeper keeper, worse than Hart, and don't forget, we put 5 past him at Anfield, he wasn't great #LFC
— Jenny Harrison (@jenny_harr) June 3, 2018
Want my unpopular opinion? I hope Karius stays in net next season as our Number 1. Unless we are getting Oblak, we should stick with who we have. He made some mistakes but it's just one game. Not convinced about Alisson. Very dodgy at Anfield #LFC
— LAUREN (@TheFirminoShow) June 3, 2018
Wasn't impressed with Alisson today tbh. His kicking and distribution were both shocking. Takes too long on the ball when being closed down as well. I'd rather have him than Butland still not worth the asking price though @LFC #LFC.
— Lee (@SALAHDNA) June 3, 2018
— suspect134 (@suspect134) June 3, 2018