Brazilian stopper Alisson Becker, who has been brilliant almost every time he has been called into action for the Reds since signing from Roma in the summer, has been labelled the ‘the most important goalkeeper in the world’ by a journalist who knows him well.
Italian writer Marco Giordano told the Liverpool Echo: “Alisson is probably the most important goalkeeper in the world.
“He has an explosivity, he is fantastic, and Roma have not found the same goalkeeper in Robin Olsen.”
Fellow Italian football expert John Solano added: “I’ve been thoroughly impressed with Alisson. I thought he might need some time to adjust to the Premier League, which is obviously much quicker than Serie A, but he doesn’t seem to have missed a beat.
“Obviously he had that mistake (at Leicester City) but the good thing is – and it was the case for him at Roma as well – that when he makes a mistake, he doesn’t alter his style, and he remains confident.”
The game with Napoli in the Champions League will be Alisson’s first trip back to Italy since signing for LFC. He will be hoping for another victory in Europe as he and his teammates look to qualify early for the knockout stages having swept PSG aside already.