Fair play Paolo Bandini – if we weren’t already extremely excited about Alisson – we are now!
The journalist, who specialises on Serie A, was speaking to BBC Radio5Live last night and delivered a beautifully articulate explanation of why Alisson is going to be perfect for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
We’ll let you have a listen below:
"Alisson was leaving strikers on their backsides last season"@Paolo_Bandini loves the signing for #LFC – because he is bold and backs himself which fits perfectly with Klopp's philosophy. pic.twitter.com/iUwitGtIN2
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) July 30, 2018
Alisson has now joined up with his new team-mates in Evian – and is likely to feature in our pre-season friendly with Napoli on August 4th.
This will give him another week before the Premier League opener against West Ham, which we’re assuming he’ll start in.
£66m is an extraordinary amount of money to spend on a keeper, but it’s a position we’ve realistically needed to fill for almost seven years.
Pepe Reina was poor in the final two years of his Liverpool tenure, while neither Simon Mignolet nor Loris Karius have been up to the job in the five years since the Spaniard left.
Alisson has the potential to be world-class. We really hope he can fulfil it at Anfield.