Jamie Carragher raves about Liverpool FC’s ‘David De Gea’
The Liverpool FC legend believes Alisson Becker is David De Gea's equal in the Premier League
Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool FC have finally found their “David De Gea” in the shape of Alisson Becker.
The Brazil international has made a positive start to his Anfield career after Liverpool FC signed the AS Roma goalkeeper in a £67m deal in the summer transfer window.
Liverpool FC have struggled in the goalkeeper department since Brendan Rodgers opted to sell Pepe Reina and recruited Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in 2013.
Jurgen Klopp snapped up Loris Karius in a £4.7m deal from Mainz 05 in 2016 but the German shot stopper proved to be just as inconsistent as Mignolet.
Alisson, though, has helped Liverpool FC to secure the best defensive record in the Premier League this term after the Reds conceded just six times in their opening 16 games.
The Brazilian shot stopper produced a brilliant save to protect Liverpool FC’s 3-1 win at Burnley before Alisson produced another sensational block in the dying moments of Tuesday night’s 1-0 win against Napoli.
Manchester United number one De Gea has established himself as the Premier League’s – if not the world’s – top goalkeeper over the past four or five season.
Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher believes Alisson is Klopp’s De Gea.
“It is too early to claim Liverpool has a number one of similar stature to these great names [Schmeichel, Cech, Seaman and Southall) but the signs are good,” Carragher told The Daily Telegraph.
For Liverpool to stay above City, Klopp had to eradicate every weakness in his line-up. He did that at centre-half when signing Virgil Van Dijk, but the Champions League final against Real Madrid brutally underlined it does not matter how brilliant the rest of your starting XI, an unreliable goalkeeper will always get found out the highest level – particularly over the course of 38 mentally demanding Premier League games.
In Alisson, Liverpool may have recruited their De Gea. If they win the title, they will have their Schmeichel.
Liverpool FC will take on Manchester United at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday evening.