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‘Alisson Up There With the Best’ Insists Reina

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina says that current Reds goalkeeper Alisson is among the best in the world.

The Brazilian moved to Anfield from Roma last summer in a deal worth £70m. Reina, who played with such distinction for Liverpool, thinks he has been worth every penny.

“I think he's up there with the best in this moment," Reina said. "I think he's a very good 'keeper and he managed to dominate the different areas of the goalkeeping role.

"The numbers are there, the performances are there and he's proved himself in his first season in England. It is not easy to be one of the best from the beginning.

"It's a mix of things - he's quick, he's strong, he has the ability to dominate the game with his vision. The defence, I think, they feel that he's a big figure behind them."

Reina says he has also made a big difference with the way he plays with his feet too. “I think it's one of the things you look at in a 'keeper.

“You need to be one more player on the field and help the team to build up the play. Today to be a good goalkeeper, it's important to manage your feet - as he [Alisson] does."

 
 

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