Alisson is probably the best goalkeeper on the planet right now – and as a result – he’ll keep Brazil’s net instead of the excellent Ederson during the Copa America.
And the stopper has been discussing similarities between Liverpool and his national team in terms of tactics and style.
To think; Liverpool are being casually compared to Brazil and nobody is really fluttering an eyelid!
“The technical quality of the two sides [Brazil and Liverpool] is very good,” he told Yahoo.
“When we recover the ball, we always attack and seek the best option.
“And our team has evolved a lot this year by knowing how to control the game when needed. When the game is difficult, we slow it down with more passes. Last year, we played too high up and suffered many goals from counter attacks.
“This year we were more consistent defensively. That’s something we try to do with the Brazilian national team too. Of course the players want to attack, they are creative; but working the ball and tiring a rival is important in football and that makes a winning team.”
Ali’s comments about our ability to slow games down are really interesting. We saw in the Champions league Final v Spurs how well we managed the 90 minutes – happy to kill the game with smart positional play and plenty of passes.
This is something we did countless times during the Premier League season, helping us collect 97 points, which somehow wasn’t enough for glory!
We hope Alisson and Roberto Firmino win the Copa America, and one of Mo Salah or Sadio Mane collect the AFCON for either Egypt or Senegal!
Then, they can all return to Anfield and try to go one better domestically in 2019/20.
Bring it on!