Liverpool have made some transformative transfers in recent years. Moves which have completely changed the outlook of the team. Virgil van Dijk was certainly one. Our goalkeeper was another. According to Gary Neville, Alisson is better than Ederson ‘by a mile’.
Liverpool sign Alisson Becker
Prior to the arrival of our Brazilian shot stopper the Reds had been leaky at the back.
The signing of Virgil van Dijk had gone some way to plugging the defence but we still couldn’t rely on our man in the sticks.
Shortly after Loris Karius cost us the Champions League final, Liverpool signed Alisson Becker for £67m.
Since his purchase the club have become unstoppable.
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The Brazilian won the Premier League Golden Glove in his debut season, as well as the Champions League.
Gary Neville on Alisson and Ederson
Man City signed Ederson for £34m a year before we bought Ali.
The keeper was second choice behind our man in the Brazilian national side.
According to Gary Neville, Alisson is now even further ahead of Ederson. The Manchester United icon told Sky Sports:
“[Alisson is] best by a mile. Ederson was outstanding for a couple of seasons, but his standard has dropped the last couple of years.
“When you’re an outstanding goalkeeper the difference it makes it unbelievable.
“When you’re a good goalkeeper to a great one, the difference in makes in terms of points is unquantifiable.
“But Alisson does that week in week out. Even at Crystal Palace at the weekend.
“He just makes save after save, he makes good decision after good decision and he makes the fewest errors. He’s an amazing goalkeeper.”
What RTK has to say
Well, we didn’t need telling that Alisson is better than Ederson.
The only thing you could possibly say in the Man City man’s favour is his passing but this is just down to different styles.
The City star often fires long passes along the ground whereas Ali is there to launch a counter attack with a long throw or a flat kick.
We are lucky to have Alisson, hopefully he’ll stick around for the years to come.