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It’s never wise, of course, to heap too much pres­sure on young shoul­ders, but that doesn’t stop some folk:

(3) “This guy is a phe­nom­e­non. He is the num­ber one of num­ber ones. He is the Messi of goal­keep­ers. He is a goal­keeper who can mark an era. He re­minds me of Dino Zoff.” – For­mer Roma goal­keep­ing coach Roberto Ne­grisolo on Alis­son. (2) “I am re­ally sorry to have to say this and put so much pres­sure on the lad, but he is the near­est thing I have seen to Bobby Moore for years.” – Garth Crooks mis­lay­ing his mind over Liver­pool de­fender Joe Gomez. (1) “As a foot­baller, he’s reach­ing to­wards the level of Ge­orge Best.” – Kar­ren Brady, vice-chair­man of West Ham, on ... Ra­heem Ster­ling.

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