Liverpool have had some great goalkeepers down the years, one of our greatest ever sadly passed away recently. We’ve also seen some fantastic players emerge from the academy – Trent Alexander-Arnold conquered the world after rising through the ranks. In a combination of the two, Liverpool fans have been drooling over a video of Marcelo Pitaluga.
Liverpool sign Marcelo Pitaluga
This summer saw the superstar arrivals of Thiago and Diogo Jota.
The Spaniard joined from Bayern Munich for a bargain fee due to the circumstances surrounding his contract at the Allianz.
Whilst the Portuguese forward’s arrival surprised us all given that he hadn’t been previously linked.
One of the lesser reported transfers the Reds made was the signing of a Brazilian teenager from Fluminense.
The Telegraph reported that the fee for the goalkeeper could rise to £1.8m.
Keeper in waiting and training
We haven’t seen the 17-year-old turn out for any of the academy sides yet but he has been impressing in training.
A recent clip from a session at the Reds’ new AXA Training Centre has been impressing Kopites.
The teenager is seen pulling off a series of smart saves with first team backup Adrian watching on.
You can watch the clip below, featuring a happy birthday chorus for Billy Koumetio.
Liverpool fans rave over Marcelo Pitaluga
One fan implied Adrian’s time is up as backup keeper.
Another was hoping the next Brazilian we signed would have been a gifted forward.
The Spanish keeper may have a thing or two to learn.
Fans have high hopes for him.
Others believe he’s ready to step up.
There was praise all round.