Alis­son al­ludes Liver­pool to Brazil

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The 25­year­old, whose £67 mil­lion trans­fer to An­field in July made him the world’s most ex­pen­sive goal­keeper at the time, also said that Liver­pool had lived up to its rep­u­ta­tion as a club that “treats you like a fam­ily.”

Jur­gen Klopp’s Liver­pool has “sim­i­lar char­ac­ter­is­tics” to the Brazil na­tional team, ac­cord­ing to goal­keeper Alis­son. Alis­son said Klopp had given him licence to play out from the back, al­low­ing him to make a greater con­tri­bu­tion to at­tack­ing play than he had been per­mit­ted at pre­vi­ous club Roma.

The 25­year­old, whose £67 mil­lion trans­fer to An­field in July made him the world’s most ex­pen­sive goal­keeper at the time, also said that Liver­pool had lived up to its rep­u­ta­tion as a club that “treats you like a fam­ily.”

“I have fit­ted per­fectly in the team and in the team’s style of play. [Liver­pool] like [the goal­keeper] to par­tic­i­pate in the of­fens­ ive phase and in shap­ing the game from the back,” he said.

“It gives me a lot of con­fi­dence to play with my feet and I have to be fo­cused for 90 min­utes. It has sim­i­lar char­ac­ter­is­tics to the [Brazil na­tional team].”

Un­for­tu­nately for the goal­keeper, his tac­tics back­fired dra­mat­i­cally in Liver­pool’s 2­1 win against Le­ich­ester City. Re­triev­ing an er­rant Vir­gil van Dijk pass, the 25­yearold dal­lied on the ball and was eas­ily dis­pos­sessed by Kelechi Iheana­cho, who squared for Rachid Ghez­zal to re­duce the deficit.

“It was clear last week it will hap­pen one day. I didn't think it would im­me­di­ately hap­pen the next week,” Klopp said af­ter the game, adding, “I told him the best game to

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Mak­ing his pres­ence felt: “I have fit­ted per­fectly in the team and in the team’s style of play,” says Liver­pool’s Alis­son.

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