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‘He has no fear’ – Alisson regarded as one of world’s best

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Alisson Becker’s quick decision making is what makes him one of the best in the business, according to John Achterberg.

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker is often the unsung hero and given far less credit than he gets for Liverpool’s performances.

Apart from the usual suspects Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, the Brazilian, who has let in just 11 goals from 20 games, has played a massive role as The Reds look to end their 30-year old Premier League title drought this season.

Ever since signing for the Reds, Alisson has registered an incredible 39 clean sheets which saw him win the Yashin Trophy last year.

Speaking of his qualities, Liverpool goalkeeping coach John Achterberg says the 27-year old has the ability to make difficult things seem easy.

“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,” Achterberg told the club’s official website.

“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.”

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