Dida says Alisson will become a global great

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Dida says Alisson will become a global great

 

 

Having worked with Alisson at Internacional, Dida has been impressed by his compatriot’s continued development in Europe.

Former Brazil international Dida believes Alisson can establish himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world in the coming years.

Alisson rose to prominence at Internacional in his homeland after inheriting the number one jersey from Dida, who has monitored his compatriot’s development ever since they worked together.

The 26-year-old initially had to bide his time for first-team opportunities after joining Roma in 2016, eventually taking over as the first choice for the Italian club at the start of the 2017-18 season.

Liverpool spent €72.5 million – a world-record fee for a keeper at the time – to sign him in July and Alisson has settled in quickly to life at Anfield, keeping seven clean sheets in 12 Premier League appearances.

“I like Alisson very much – I think he is a great goalkeeper,” Dida told Omnisport.

“I had the opportunity of working with him at Internacional. I see his great development in football; going to Europe, playing for the Brazilian national team.

“I hope he can be what everyone expects of him, conquering many things here in Europe and establishing himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.”

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