Alex Mott

Alisson focused on clean sheets despite fancy footwork

The 26-year-old has learned from his early error away at Leicester.

Alisson has admitted that his excellent footwork as a goalkeeper has given him an extra advantage since coming to Europe.

The Brazilian goalkeeper joined Liverpool from Roma this summer and was, at that point, the most expensive shot-stopper in history.

The Seleção international has so far only conceded 10 goals in 15 appearances for the Reds but has learned from his early error away at Leicester and is determined to be helpful in attack for his team-mates as well in defence.

“I believe that [good] footwork adds something extra to a goalkeeper but a goalkeeper first needs to defend, to have good positioning,” he said.

“Then, after that, he can help the team carrying the ball, which is something I have always enjoyed doing ever since I began my career back at Internacional.

“Here, in Europe, I could do it more because of the style of the teams in which I’ve played. Liverpool are a team which works the ball from the back, so it’s important that the goalkeeper can also be part of that.”

The 26-year-old is likely to continue with his run of starts when Liverpool take on Fulham this weekend.