Oliver Kahn says Liverpool's Alisson Becker is ahead of Bayern hero Manuel Neuer

Oliver Kahn

Liverpool vs Bayern Munich promises to be a mouthwatering Champions League tie.

Jurgen Klopp's well-oiled machine look ready to send shockwaves through Europe once again after reaching the final last year.

They come up against a true giant of the game, but one which is currently underperforming.

Bayern are currently six points behind Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund, with new manager Niko Kovac enduring a very tough start to life in Bavaria.

However, they appear to be finding some form, with the likes of Serge Gnabry and the returning Kingsley Coman adding some fresh, new dimensions to an ageing side.

Robert Lewandowski is also the top scorer in the Champions League with seven to his name.

But the big issue for Bayern will be how the likes of Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Manuel Neuer cope with Liverpool's attack.

The three German stalwarts are nowhere near their best right now, with Neuer in particular rapidly declining in recent years - injuries have taken their toll.

And Bayern legend Oliver Kahn believes that Liverpool's Alisson Becker is now ahead of his countryman.

Alisson vs Man Utd

"At the moment it's Alisson. He showed at the World Cup that he is a world-class keeper," Kahn told Goal.

"Neuer did not manage to play as good as he did before since returning from his injury. I think two things broke his rhythm a little bit: the early exit from the World Cup and his injury.

"It is not easy when you know as a player: 'If something happens to my foot again that might be it for my career'. Those are psychological aspects that play a role. He must find perfect confidence in his body and then he will find his old level again soon."

Alisson has looked worth every penny of the £67m Liverpool spent to get him from Roma in the summer and he's only going to get better.

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