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Alisson Becker names the goalkeepers he would need to surpass to become best in the world

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Liverpool fans were over the moon when the club moved for Brazilian number one Alisson Becker in the summer.

The former Roma stopper commanded quite a hefty price, but having suffered through the blunder-packed reign of Loris Karius, no price was too high for the Anfield side.

Jurgen Klopp has made a massive point of strengthening his defensive line in the last couple of years, bringing in Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson before swooping for Alisson.

The hard work has started to show too, with the Liverpool’s defence proving to be one of the hardest to crack this season.

The Reds have conceded just five goals in the league so far and Alisson’s confidence at the back has had a lot to do with that.

Alisson seems to have settled in well to life on Merseyside and will be looking to kick on in his new surroundings.

And, should Becker play a telling role in Liverpool stealing a march on the title, he could just stake a claim to being the best goalkeeper currently on the planet.

Speaking in an interview with Goal.com however, the Brazilian revealed the two ’keepers he feels he would have to surpass before he can claim that title.

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“I like [Jan] Oblak; he’s one I follow very closely,” Alisson began.

“And [Marc-Andre] Ter Stegen. Both of them are greats.

“There are others, but at this point, these are the ones that are showing more.

“Very high technical level, very high concentration level too; they are raising the competition level among us goalkeepers.

“It’s a healthy competition to see which of us will be the best at the end of the year.”

He also went on to name Gianluigi Buffon as one of his biggest inspirations behind his decision to become a goalkeeper.

You can watch the full interview below.

There is no doubting that Alisson will have to be at his absolute best if Liverpool are to finally end their painful wait for a Premier League trophy.

Manchester City will take some stopping - thankfully for the Anfield faithful, that is something their sparkly new ’keeper specialises in.

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Topics:
UEFA Champions League
Football
Alisson Becker
Virgil van Dijk
Andy Robertson
Gianluigi Buffon
Loris Karius
Jurgen Klopp
Brazil Football
Premier League
Manchester City
Liverpool

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