Football

Ederson has been in impressive form at Man City since signing last summer..

Liverpool fan defends Alisson Becker after tweet praises Ederson for his footwork

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Brazil are pretty lucky when it comes to goalkeepers right now.

The Selecao haven't always been blessed with talent between the sticks but in Alisson Becker and Ederson, they have two of the finest shot stoppers in world football.

It's genuinely difficult to separate the two number ones and Premier League fans have become more aware of the debate than ever after Alisson's summer move to Liverpool.

Ederson had made the transition in English football the preceding summer, proving an overwhelming upgrade on Claudio Bravo and finishing the season with the league title and Carabao Cup.

Aside from proving his competence from crosses and facing difficult shots, Ederson added an entirely new dynamic to Manchester City thanks to his ability with the ball at his feet.

Ederson vs Alisson

It's a trait that also happens to be shared by Alisson, with both goalkeepers getting involved as their teams pass out from the back and also using long balls to kick start counterattacks.

There have been no shortage of clips showing both Alisson and Ederson providing the kind of passes you'd expect from a top Premier League midfielder.

And although Brazil believe Alisson slightly edges the debate, picking the superior goalkeeper is an unenviably difficult task.

FBL-WC-2018-BRA-TRAINING

Liverpool fan defends Alisson

However, Ederson certainly gained himself some new supporters at the weekend, after showing off some of his finest skills during the win over Southampton.

That led to a video of Ederson completely deceiving Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg with some fancy footwork gathering engagement across Twitter, and it was certainly a neat moment.

Yet the caption of 'Best GK with his feet, I don't wanna hear otherwise,' didn't exactly go down well with Liverpool and supporter 'LFC Torres' was quick to reply.

In fact, he delivered three tweets in retaliation that have proven rather popular with Kopites, even if he had to compliment Kepa Arrizabalaga for one of the statistics.

It's a pretty emphatic reply - so check out the tweets below:

Pretty hard to argue with that, to be fair.

Ederson and Alisson are so closely matched on the tropes of a sweeper-keeper that the smallest of statistic differences play a huge role in the debate.

And like the Liverpool supporter points out, both have made mistakes with their feet before and individual errors shouldn't be used to sway the argument.

It's also interesting to note the impressive stats from Kepa who - despite trailing Alisson in short passes - can clearly compete with the two Brazilians when it comes to distribution.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea FC - Premier League

No matter where you stand on the debate, though, there's no denying that both Alisson and Ederson are in brilliant form so far this season.

Perhaps the deciding factor should be which of them is lifting the Premier League title in May...

Who do you think is the better goalkeeper - Ederson or Alisson? Have your say in the comments section below.

Topics:
Football
Alisson Becker
Ederson Santana de Moraes
Brazil Football
Premier League
Manchester City
Liverpool

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again