‘He has no fear… if he does something, he sticks to his decision’: Liverpool’s goalkeeping coach reveals what makes Alisson the world’s best
- Liverpool’s Alisson has quickly emerged as arguably the world’s best goalkeeper
- The Brazilian signed for Liverpool in an eye-watering £65million deal in 2018
- The 27-year-old keeper has already won the Champions League with Liverpool
- He is now on the brink of helping Reds win their first-ever Premier League title
Liverpool’s goalkeeping coach John Achterberg has revealed how Alisson’s fearlessness makes him stand out from the rest.
Since joining Liverpool in an eye-watering £65million deal in the summer of 2018 from Roma, Alisson has quickly emerged as arguably the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, if not the world.
Alisson won the Premier League Golden Glove and the Champions League during his first season at Anfield, and has played an instrumental role to put Liverpool on the brink of winning their first-ever Premier League title.
Alisson has helped take Liverpool to huge heights after signing from Roma for £65million
And Achterberg, who gets to work with the Brazilian day in day out, has explained just why Alisson is so formidable in between the posts.
Liverpool’s goalkeeping coach told the club’s official website of Alisson: ‘He is a goalie who has no fear – if he does something, he sticks to his decision.
‘In his mind, he knows what to do and he doesn’t hesitate. That is natural goalkeeping, having no fear, reading the game and deciding.’
Achterberg went on to detail just how important Alisson is to Liverpool’s attacking play, revealing the 27-year-old always looks to start counter-attacks as soon as he gathers the ball.
John Achterberg has revealed the Brazilian goalkeeper is fearlessness in everything he does
The coach added: ‘If Ali receives the ball, he is always looking to counter and restart the game quickly, in keeping with our way of playing.
‘Mo [Salah] and Ali have had eye contact, they’re looking at each other, and Ali knows he has made the move and then has the quality to put the ball out into his path. When Ali cuts a corner or cross out, the first thing he is looking at is if there is the possibility of a quick restart with a throw or a side-volley.
‘One of his big strengths is to stay calm in the high-pressure moments and making what look like natural, easy decisions, but they’re not easy because you always need perfect solutions and decisions. It’s a quality he has.’