Chris Kirkland has revealed on talkSPORT he was left stunned by “incredible” Alisson after watching him do things in Liverpool training he had never seen before.
The former Anfield number one drooled over the Brazilian, signed for £67million from Roma last summer, as he opened up over what he saw during a few Melwood sessions.
He told Jim White on talkSPORT: “I’ve been lucky enough to be down at the training ground a couple of times and he’s the only goalkeeper I’ve watched and gone, ‘Wow’.
“I walked away and I was purring when I got home. I was smiling because I’d just seen an incredible session from him.
“John Achterberg, the goalkeeper coach there, and Alisson were training with Simon Mignolet. Those two were great but Alisson was just incredible.”
“Alisson is better than Ederson.” 🧤
“I’ve been at training, I went away purring, saying wow. He’s incredible.”
“He catches everything, even rocket shots from 6 yards. He’s special.” 👏
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 27, 2019
Football Insider verdict:
Anyone who has watched Alisson regularly in action will recognise a truly outstanding goalkeeper who has the ability to be widely recognised as the best in the world. The Brazilian is not worked to the same extent as the keepers in the bottom half of the Premier League table – the defence in front of him, led by the peerless Virgil van Dijk, makes sure of that – but, when called upon, his shot-stopping, reflexes, command of his box, decision-making and technical ability are absolutely top drawer. It’s hugely encouraging for Reds ahead of the title run-in and Champions League quarter-finals that Kirkland, no mug himself, has been so encouraged by what he has seen from Alisson, who is developing into a true master of the art. The few errors he has made this season – the ones against Crystal Palace and Fulham stand out – are the exceptions that prove the rule. He is a brilliant keeper whose best years are ahead of him.
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