Liverpool have made some transformational signings in the past few years. FSG have been spending their money wisely and just a few buys made all of the difference in the world. One of them is known affectionately as the Holy Goalie. Rio Ferdinand has heaped praise on Alisson Becker, warning fans not to undervalue him.
Liverpool sign Alisson Becker
In 2018 Liverpool lost the Champions League final in dramatic circumstances.
The Reds were robbed of glory by two calamitous errors from Loris Karius.
The keeper’s Anfield career was ended by the howlers, just weeks after the game Liverpool brought in Alisson Becker for a world record fee.
Since then the Brazilian has established himself as the best goalkeeper in the world.
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He calmed a nervy defence and was crucial to the side’s charge to a 6th European Cup and a 19th English title.
Rio Ferdinand on Alisson Becker
The Holy Goalie has made a few errors in recent weeks but we don’t expect him to make a habit of it.
“One player doesn’t change the confidence or the dynamics of the whole team. Van Dijk didn’t get signed on his own.
“Alisson, the goalkeeper, sometimes he gets left behind in terms of the impact he had on this squad.
“He has had a bad couple of weeks, I know, but don’t undervalue the part he has played in building the confidence and foundations of this squad. Unbelievable what he has done.”
What RTK has to say
Rio Ferdinand is right about Alisson Becker.
We shouldn’t forget how vital he’s been in the past couple of seasons, not that anybody was forgetting.
The Brazilian has been at the top of the game and that has helped us to glory.
It has been a strange old season and nobody has been safe from the twists and turns this campaign has thrown up. He’ll be back to his old self in no time.