Andy Lonergan has praised his fellow goalkeeper Alisson as being ‘the best goalkeeper’ in the world.
And we wouldn’t disagree. Alisson has had 34 clean sheets in 67 appearances in his Premier League career – which is brilliant.
“It’s been brilliant, it’s the best group I’ve been part of. Obviously talent-wise but as guys as well,” said Lonergan.
“It’s common for people to say, ‘The goalie had nothing to do,’ but Alisson makes it that way. The way he controls his defence.
“The hardest thing for a goalkeeper is having nothing to do because your lesser goalkeepers will start looking for stuff, coming out for balls aren’t theirs, trying to make an impact on the game, but Ali is flawless. He is by far the best goalkeeper in the world and I won’t have anyone ever tell me any differently.”
Backup goalkeeper Adrian joined Liverpool before Lonergan – Lonergan got to witness him in action too.
“The way Adrian came in and played for nine or ten league games on the bounce at the beginning of the season, he was fantastic.
“He was absolutely outstanding with the saves he made and his general play. I don’t think you could have got a better replacement. How he performed, I don’t think anyone else could have come in and done that. It’s a credit to him.
“He’s a top man and an absolute legend of character. He trains every day and works his socks off and I’m so pleased that it’s happened for him. They’re fantastic people and the two goalkeeper coaches are the best goalie coaches I’ve worked with. They work great together.”