Former Liverpool goalkeeper Sander Westerveld has hailed the club’s current number one Alisson Becker as the ‘perfect goalkeeper’.
The Brazilian international has made a big impression at Anfield since arriving for a then world-record £65m fee in the summer, keeping a league leading 17 clean sheets for Jurgen Klopp’s title contending side.
Westerveld, who won a cup treble with Liverpool in 2001, has praised the 26-year-old’s impact at the club, labelling Alisson as one of the world’s finest.
“I think he is the perfect goalkeeper,” Westerveld told liverpoolfc.com.
“We used to have perfect goalkeepers with the likes of Neuer.
“If you look at styles of goalkeepers, Neuer has everything. He is a good footballer, he has good reaction, he commands his area – and Alisson is the same.
“He is great on one-v-ones, he is great at his reflexes on the line. He comes and takes crosses, he’s amazing with his feet and the most important thing is he makes important saves at important moments.
“So even if he makes a mistake, we still win 3-1. He never makes a mistake and we lose 1-0. Again, you need a little bit of luck as a goalkeeper but I think he is probably one of the top goalkeepers we have in the world at the moment.
“In fact, not probably, he is one of the best top two goalkeepers in the world, I would say.”