Jurgen Klopp: What really impressed me about Liverpool FC signing Alisson
The Liverpool FC manager lavishes praise on Alisson Becker for his confident Reds debut at Anfield last weekend
Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Alisson Becker for a composed debut in Liverpool FC’s 4-0 win over West Ham United at Anfield on Sunday.
The Reds made Alisson the most expensive goalkeeper in the world when the Merseyside outfit signed the Brazil number one in a £67m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma.
Chelsea FC, who were also linked with the Brazilian star, eclisped Alisson’s transfer fee with the £71m addition of Kepa from Athletic Bilbao last week.
Liverpool FC handed Alisson the number 13 shirt after the South American shot stopper turned down the chance to depose Loris Karius as No1.
Alisson made two routine saves in a straightforward Liverpool FC debut for the Brazil international in a 4-0 victory over West Ham United.
The Reds goalkeeper will sample his first away trip in the Premier League next weekend when Liverpool FC visit Crystal Palace on Monday night.
Speaking to Liverpool FC’s website about Alisson’s debut, Klopp reserved special praise for the South American goalkeeper.
“Alisson played a fantastic game, being really concentrated. We all expect these boys to act like machines but they are not, they are human beings,” Klopp said.
“In the first game you could be nervous. Obviously both [Alisson and Keita] were not nervous, which is good. Especially in our possession, he was a very dominant figure.”
Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season to ensure their continued participation in the Champions League.
The Reds signed AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho, Stoke playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri and RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita.