Liverpool Goalkeeping Coach Praises Alisson ‘Nerve Strength’
Liverpool goalkeeper coach Jack Robinson says that Alisson’s greatest qualities are psychological.
The Brazilian has carved out a reputation as the finest goalie in the world in his 18 months at Anfield and Robinson thinks it is his character that sets him apart.
“I term that ‘nerve strength’. It’s having that calmness and that ability to almost slow the game down to make things look really easy,” he told the Liverpool website.
“The way he plays, he adversely affects the opposition; if you’re running towards goal, you’re looking at him thinking, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to score here’.
“He does things that help the team and they have real confidence in him. For me, the nerve strength with him is the biggest factor in his skills.
“He’s obviously quick, he’s powerful, he’s good with the ball at his feet and he makes big saves at important times.
“But that calmness and nerve strength are the things that set him apart from good goalkeepers.
“We’re really proud of the work he has put in and how he has performed. He is a fantastic person, really caring and genuine, wants to get better and wants to improve.
“He has been a massive benefit to the club, but he’s deserved everything he has got for the hard work he has done.”