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‘I always work to be the best’ Alisson dishes on his insatiable hunger

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Alisson Becker has opened up on his desire to be the world’s best goalkeeper at Liverpool.

Liverpool turned to Alisson following Loris Karius’ struggles between the sticks in 2017/18. He didn’t disappoint either, with an impressive 21 clean sheets in his 38 Premier League appearances to claim the Golden Glove in his debut campaign.

The Brazilian, who joined the Reds for a whopping €62.5m in 2018, has been a revelation. His consistency in goal has played a major role in the club’s Premier League and Champions League triumphs in the last two seasons alone.

In fact, Alisson has kept 44 clean sheets in his 88 appearances across all competitions.

He even won the first-ever Yachine Trophy in December to add to his Golden Glove and the Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season prizes from 2018/19.

“I believe that I didn’t become the best goalkeeper in the world last season,” Alisson told the club’s website.

“Obviously because all of my life what I did from [when I was] 10 years old, I always tried to work hard to achieve great things. I set my goals and I go for it.”

“Obviously I grew a lot here with this club with the possibility that the club gives you to win big things and to be the best you can.”

“You have to win the big things, the big championships – as the Champions League and the Premier League now.”

“So this is something that changed coming here to Liverpool, but my mentality was always to be the best. Receiving the awards or not, I always work to be the best.”