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Is Alisson like Ronaldo? Ex-Liverpool man explains how it’s true

Alisson Becker, Cristiano Ronaldo
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David James believes Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is similar to Cristiano Ronaldo regarding his faultless all-round game

Ronaldo is one of a kind superstar that has been compared favorably against some of the biggest names in football history.

But while most people can agree only Lionel Messi can be compared to the Portuguese great, James thinks Alisson is similar in the way he doesn’t have to go out of his way to still perform at an exceptional level.

The former Reds goalkeeper told the Liverpool Echo: “I met him [Alisson] at Melwood and [Liverpool sporting director] Michael Edwards introduced me to him – he’s so young!”

“The idea of peak being attributed to age is a misnomer because you could peak at 15 – there’s nothing saying you are going to be better at 16 or 26.

“In the end, it’s about biology and whether you are capable of going further and faster and higher but with Alisson, you are looking at a ‘keeper who everything he does is so good.

“He might be a bit Cristiano Ronaldo-esque in the sense that he doesn’t have to do something exceptional to still be at the highest level.”