Signed from Roma in the summer of 2018 for a then-world-record fee for a goalkeeper of £66.8m, Alisson has proved a revelation at Liverpool. The contrasting career in England of Kepa Arrizabalaga, for whom Chelsea broke that transfer record just a few weeks later and who has struggled terribly since his move, highlights just how much of a success Alisson has been. In his first two seasons at Anfield, Alisson won the Champions League, the Premier League, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup as Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool developed into one of the greatest teams of modern times.
“As a goalkeeper we knew what we would get (when Liverpool signed him aged 25),” said Klopp. “As a person he has exceeded the expectation, he is an outstanding guy. His character, how calm he is, helps us a lot. His goalkeeping technique improves and improves. He makes difficult things look easy.”