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Liverpool U23s coach hails Alisson Becker

Liverpool U23s goalkeeping specialist Mark Morris told the official club website that Alisson’s decision-making is ‘very, very good.’

The Brazilian joined the Reds for what was, for a couple weeks, a world record fee for a goalkeeper of £67million.

Morris told Liverpoolfc.com: “He’s the quickest I’ve seen. You strike a ball and as you strike the ball, you look up and you see the ‘keeper going.

“I was striking the ball, looking up and he was already there. He’s remarkably quick.

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“In terms of goalkeeping, he doesn’t take chances. If it needs to go, in terms of his handling, he doesn’t try to catch something that he’s struggling with – it goes. His decision-making is very, very good. He has a footballing brain and he’s very, very quick.”

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People speak a lot about the impact that Virgil van Dijk has made since joining Liverpool. The Dutchman has been the best player at the club over the last 16 months.

But Alisson deserves more credit than he has received over the last few months.

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For a goalkeeper to keep 19 clean sheets in his first season in a new league is unprecedented.

Alisson has made some huge saves since joining the club, with his stoppage-time blocks against Burnley and Napoli the most memorable.

If Liverpool win silverware this season, the former AS Roma man will be a player that will go down as a crucial performer.

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The fate of the Premier League title is now out of Liverpool’s hands but Alisson could still have a decisive say on who wins the Champions League.

After being knocked out of the semifinals by Liverpool last seaosn, the 26-year-old has the chance to make it to the final with the Reds.

Winning the Champions League (and or the Premier League) in his first season on Merseyside would be a fairytale for the goalkeeper and his family.

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