Liverpool fans have had to put up with a lot in recent times. Before Jürgen Klopp came we were also rans, he steadily turned us into champions. It took a few key signings along the way but he did it. One of his key signings looks set to stick around. According to James Pearce, Alisson Becker will definitely sign a new contract with Liverpool.
The Holy Goalie
Before we had Alisson in goal we had Loris Karius.
The German keeper was a lot better than he’s given credit for.
He was young (in goalkeeping years) when thrust into the Reds’ lineup.
His attributes are often forgotten about because of one terrible night in Kiev.
Following Karius’ errors in the Champions League final, Liverpool signed Alisson Becker from Roma for £67m.
He won the Premier League Golden Glove in his first season with the Reds and was named the best goalkeeper in the world by FIFA.
The Brazilian’s devotion to his faith has earned him the nickname ‘The Holy Goalie’.
Alisson Becker new contract with Liverpool
The Reds are keen to keep the Brazilian with the club for the foreseeable future.
His current deal expires in 2024 but he deserves to be rewarded and the club will be intent on having him in the net until he retires.
When speaking to the 1892RedsPodcast, James Pearce was asked about whether the keeper will sign a new deal, The Athletic writer responded:
“Yes he will do, definitely.
“I think obviously he’s on holiday now after the Copa America. I’m not sure whether it’ll get done while he’s on holiday. There’s no massive rush on either side.
“When he returns those details will get ironed out. I don’t envisage any issues, I think Alisson absolutely loves being at Liverpool and Liverpool want to make sure they keep ahold of him for the peak years of his career.
“As good as he is, he’s not even at his peak in terms of goalkeeping ages.”
What RTK has to say
This is excellent news.
As Pearce points out, he’s not even hit his peak yet.
At just 28-years-old the Brazilian has a few years to go before he hits his top form.
We want him to hit that form at Anfield, he’s a generational talent and he’ll keep the net safe for the years to come.