‘Alisson One of the Strongest Goalkeepers in Europe’ Says Dida
Former Brazil goalkeeper Dida says that Liverpool stopper Alisson is one of the best in his position in Europe. Dida and Alisson were teammates for a time at Internacional.
The ex-AC Milan and Seleção ‘keeper, who won 2 Champions League titles and a World Cup, says he could see Alisson’s potential from the very beginning at Internacional.
“Alisson is one of the strongest goalkeepers in Europe," he told the Liverpool Echo. "He was very quick and agile to read the offensive plans.
“For me it was very clear that he would become a great player. The only advice I gave him was to always be focused and always participate in the game, even when the ball is far away.
“This helps teammates become more relaxed and trust you (...) You could see enormous potential since he was a boy.”
Dida thinks Alisson’s presence has given Liverpool’s defence greater confidence- with tangible results. “Liverpool have conceded just 15 goals in the Premier League, they have the best defence.
“Clearly this is thanks to teamwork, but surely the personality of Alisson gives more confidence to the defenders and, consequently, to the whole team.”