Alisson Becker became the world’s most-expensive goalkeeper when his £67m transfer to Liverpool was completed in 2018. Ever since, the Brazilian footballer has proved he was worth the money and last year, was part of the team winning the Champions League. As the Premier League resumed this month, the Brazilian is likely to secure his first Premier League trophy – and Liverpool’s first in 30 years.
Even former Manchester United player Gary Neville praised the Brazilian’s enormous talents.
Speaking in his role as a pundit for Sky Sports last week, he said: “I think Alisson has made Liverpool win the league.
“When people talk about Van Dijk being the missing piece, I think that there is an element of that.
“But when I go back to two years or three years ago, I was very critical of the goalkeepers that were at Liverpool.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp also spoke highly of the team’s goalkeeper following the 0-0 draw against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.
The Reds’ No 1 ensured neither Dominic Calvert-Lewin nor Richarlison were able to turn huge chances into goals.
The German manager said: “I saw the save but I forget it, so that probably says most about him and how we take that for granted – we should not. Outstanding.
“A difficult goalkeeper game. He had the ball much more in his feet than in his hands but he’s good with his feet as well, so that’s good.
“That’s what a world-class goalie is, nothing to do for 90 minutes pretty much and then in one second you have to be there and he was there. It obviously saved us a point – it was not the first one.”
Alisson has previously thanked his wife Natalia Loewe Becker for her support.
Their relationship is, according to the 27-year-old footballer, “different” due to her job.
Natalia was studying to become a doctor when she first met Alisson during his time playing for Internacional.
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Rather than just relying on Alisson’s career, she stuck it out to become a qualified doctor.
The goalkeeper said last year: “My wife Natalia left Brazil five months after graduating to be with me.
“That meant a lot to me. I enjoyed supporting her while she was finishing her studies at university.
“I guess that made me a bit different to other footballers.
“And, if you don’t feel well, it’s better to be living with a doctor than a model.”
The couple started dating in 2012 and married three years later in 2015.
They have two children together, a daughter named Helena, born in April 2017 and a son, Matteo, born on June 14, 2019.
The couple often share photos of their family life on social media.
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