‘Unbelievable’ Liverpool player now expected to start for his national team at the World Cup on Thursday
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‘Unbelievable’ Liverpool player now expected to start for his national team at the World Cup on Thursday

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker will start for Brazil in Thursday’s World Cup clash against Serbia.

That’s according to Brazilian television channel Globo, who claims Tite’s confirmed XI for their opening game of Group G includes the 30-year-old Anfield favourite.

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Taking the number one shirt and number one spot over Manchester City shot-stopper Ederson, the former Roma man is expected to add to his current tally of five World Cup caps.

Fellow Reds star Fabinho is not thought to be in the Brazilians’ starting line-up, with Manchester United’s Casemiro and West Ham United’s Lucas Pacqueta touted for the XI.

Alisson expected to start for Brazil

After the season Alisson has had, it is no surprise to see him as the favoured keeper between the sticks for Brazil.

Although the Reds legend sits outside the top five for clean sheets in the Premier League this term, Liverpool would be nowhere near where they are in the table if it wasn’t for their number one.

Having kept four clean sheets, it is remarkable to see the Merseyside outfit have only conceded 17 goals. With various absolutely woeful defensive displays, this number would have been far greater without Alisson keeping the side in games.

When attackers emerge through on goal, there is never any doubt over the Brazilian’s ability to make a one-on-one save.

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Hailed as an ‘unbelievable keeper’ by Anfield teammate Harvey Elliott, Alisson has rightfully earned his place in Tite’s XI.

Having made 57 appearances for his national team, the 30-year-old is expected to remain as the country’s number one for years to come.

Furthermore, with Brazil’s stacked squad, they should go rather far in the tournament out in Qatar.

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