LFC great Grobbelaar: Alisson will make a big difference at Anfield
- Grobbelaar believes the South American star is mentally strong and won't have problems in adapting to the Premier League
- Bruce compares Alisson to United's de Gea, saying the Brazilian has much more experience before moving to England and is the one LFC needed
The legendary Kop keeper, who won six League titles with the club as well as the European Cup in fourteen seasons at Anfield states his verdict on Alisson. He doesn't share Souness' concerns over this signing:
“Anyone who comes out of Brazil at a young age and comes over to Europe has got to have a big heart and a big personality,” the South African said. “He has that in abundance and he will go from strength to strength in the Premier League. He’s a great buy - even at that money.
“With Roma he was fantastic and has learned his trade in Europe. Now this is an even bigger challenge in the Premier League at Liverpool but he’s made for it. He has played at the high level for Brazil in the World Cup and Roma in Serie A. He won’t have a problem at all.”
“It can be daunting playing in front of the Kop. But when Roma were at Liverpool last season in the Champions League semi-finals he saw what kind of atmosphere is generated at Anfield. He embraced that and wanted more and that's a good sign. It'll be a dream for him to come and have that every other week."
“I look at De Gea who is probably the best keeper in the League today. But in his first two years at Manchester United he was nowhere near the calibre of keeper he is now. Alisson arrives at Liverpool with much more experience than De Gea had when he first went to United so I don't think there will be anyone out there who doesn't feel Alisson shouldn't be here.
“He is the keeper Jurgen has pinpointed and we got him. And I believe he will make a big difference. He is confident but as long as he sticks to what he does best he'll be a great acquisition.”
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