The first thing to point out is that Alisson keeps Ederson (title winning man city keeper on the bench) for the Brazilian National team.
Ederson had a fantastic first season in England and pundits could not stop singing his praises due to his calm nature and over the top distribution of the ball.
The Brazil international is the most expensive shot-stopper on the planet after passing his medical and penning a lucrative six-year contract.
Roma had indicated the transfer was worth 75million Euros (£66.8million) but Anfield sources insist the figure is in fact £65million.
Around £56million is guaranteed with £2.2million of that to be paid to Internacional, who had a sell-on clause when Alisson left his homeland for Italy in 2016.
Liverpool will potentially pay a further £9million in add-ons dependent on Champions League qualification and trophies won.
Alisson’s major strength is the ability to be in the right position in order to cover a large portion of the goal. If you look at his movements in a game, especially when forwards are bearing down on goal, he always adjusts his position according to the movement of the ball allowing him to cover a great section of the goal.
Consequently, he had the third highest save ratio of all keepers in Europe.
Another of his big strengths is distribution and in that regard he is considered to be as good as his compatriot and Man City No 1 Ederson, especially when it comes to long-range passing.
An Upgrade from Loris Karius !
As noted above, the 25-year-old’s overall save percentage is just under 80 per cent – compared to Karius’ 68.89 per cent – the third-best across Europe’s top five leagues last season.
Hopefully he becomes the missing link that will bring titles to Anfield.
Author : Brian Gachie