The legendary former Reds midfielder believes that the man who currently fills first place at Anfield will confirm a place in the club folklore.
Alisson signed a new long-term contract this summer and can continue above the efforts of club legends Ray Clemence and Bruce Grobbelaar by becoming ‘Liverpool’s best goalkeeper ever’, says John Barnes.
The highly regarded Brazilian international team has committed to this new terms that should keep him on Merseyside until 2027.
He is already a Champions League and Premier League winner, with 131 total appearances for the Reds to his name, and at the age of 28 has time to secure his legendary status at Anfield.
What was said?
Liverpool icon Barnes, in conversation with BestofBets, tell Purpose on the question of whether Alisson can become a good player: ‘I would definitely say he could be there with Ray Clemence and Bruce Grobbelaar as the best Liverpool goalkeeper ever.
‘But if he leaves the club next year, things will be different. You ultimately judge people based on the legacy and what they leave behind and the impact they have had on the team. of their careers.
‘Alisson has only been with Liverpool for two and a half years, and he has done fantastically, so if he stays and continues to play, to date, I would not be surprised if he becomes the best of Liverpool. ever goalkeeper. ”
Is Alisson the best in the world?
The South American gave no indication that he would interrupt a productive period at Liverpool, focusing on to get Jurgen Klopp’s team back on the trophy route.
A clean sheet was collected in a win on an opening day over Norwich, with some clever stopping to ensure the standstill, and Barnes believes Alisson deserves to be stopped as the best goalkeeper in the world.
“Yes – I would definitely say that,” the former Reds midfielder added.
‘Of course Ederson at Manchester City is there too. But Alisson is a fantastic goalkeeper, and besides being great, he also brings a much needed calm to the team and I think we saw that when he and [Virgil] van Dijk came to the club, how everything just went to bed and calmed down.
“And we’ve even seen Van Dijk play, but if Alisson does not play, the conviction may not necessarily be there. So I think he and Van Dijk have been the two most important signings for the last three years. Yes, [Mohamed] Salah scored goals, but the way he plays with the two was fantastic. ”