Have Liverpool finally landed a top-class shot stopper in Alisson Becker? The Brazilian international may be a fine acquisition between the sticks, but it’s his faith off the field which is also worth noting.
Liverpool’s new man between the sticks, Alisson Becker has recently been labelled, “the worlds best keeper” by his former boss, Eusebio Di Francesco. The Brazilian joined Anfield this summer for a multi-million pound deal from Italian giants, Roma. On the field, Alisson will be looking to provide assurances to Reds fans that he is the right man to help guide Jurgen Klopp’s side to silverware this season. The Anfield faithful will be keeping a close eye on Alisson after supporters lost confidence in Simon Mignolet and Lorius Karius, who have both failed to impress in recent seasons. With all the attention on the Brazilian, will he be the missing piece to the Liverpool jigsaw this campaign?
Off the field Alisson has recently opened up about his Christian faith which he says helps him both on and off the field. The 25-year-old took to social media to praise God for the opportunity to wear the shirt and play for his new club.
The former Roma star has also recently advised future goalkeepers that faith plays an important role in success. “If you want to be a great keeper, you need to work very hard. That’s what I do. You need to be very focused on football and I think faith is important too,” he said. “If you believe in God, you know you have to do your best on the pitch and put love into everything you do in life.”
Undoubted attention will be mounted upon the shoulders of Alisson as he carries the name, “worlds best keeper”. He will need to show why he merits such a title with other big name stoppers in the Premier League who will be vying for the same title.
Alisson may be keeping Liverpool fans faith alive with some big saves this season, but the new man at Anfield will be keeping his faith firmly in God.