Liverpool fans made the same point about Alisson after his debut vs West Ham

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It was a comfortable opening weekend victory for Liverpool against West Ham.

Goals from Mohamed Salah, a Sadio Mane brace and Daniel Sturridge's strike gave Jurgen Klopp’s side a 4-0 victory at Anfield.

Supporters also got the chance to catch a glimpse of new signings Naby Keita and Alisson, while Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri were named on the substitutes bench.

Keita impressed immensely in midfield, while Alisson was barely forced into making a save.

But that didn’t stop Liverpool fans from realising how important the Brazilian goalkeeper is to their side.

Whenever the ball was played back to the former Roma ‘keeper, he showed an incredible calmness on the ball.

Alisson wasn’t fazed whenever he was closed down and helped to build attacks from the back, rather than just hoofing the ball clear.

Liverpool FC v West Ham United - Premier League

That’s crucial to the way Klopp wants his Liverpool side to play.

With the four defenders - Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez - all comfortable on the ball, it allowed the side to start attacks from defence.

And that's what kept happening time and time again - especially in the first-half. 

Alisson would be closed down by the West Ham forwards but he stayed calm to draw them in before popping the ball off to a teammate to begin yet another attack.


And Liverpool fans realised just how important Alisson is to their side - despite barely making a save.

Klopp was certainly in no doubt that the ‘keeper would fit straight into the Premier League.

"Just be a goalkeeper. Be yourself, in this case, because he is very calm and laid back - and that helps," the Liverpool boss said.

"It's about making the right decisions in the right moments. It's all good. He's settled really quick, as if he's been here longer than two weeks. That's all fine."

It looks like Liverpool have finally found the perfect goalkeeper after enduring both Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet in recent years.

Naby Keita
Fabinho Henrique Tavares
Alisson Becker
Xherdan Shaqiri
Virgil van Dijk
Trent Alexander-Arnold
Sadio Mane
Andy Robertson
Joe Gomez
Mohamed Salah
Jurgen Klopp
Premier League
West Ham United

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