Alisson backed to succeed at Anfield with special LFC fan-base behind him
- Ex-LFC goalkeeping coach Xavi Valero, who was a part of Rafa Benitez's team at Anfield reckons Alisson will prove himself as a top keeper
Xavi Valero is now a member of Manuel Pellegrini’s backroom staff at West Ham. We take on Hammers on Sunday and Valero predicts Alisson to flourish at Liverpool:
“Being a goalkeeper of a top team is always hard. I think Liverpool is one of the strongest teams in Europe and you need players that can perform in every position at that level.
“Obviously you’re under big pressure and you’re not allowed to make too many mistakes - but that happens at every top club in Europe that wants to fight for top targets domestically and in Europe.
Alisson: "I know that Salah was (thought) a good deal for Roma, but now people say it is a good deal for Liverpool.— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) August 11, 2018
“I want to work hard to ensure that yes, people say they paid a (bargain) price for me too, eventually.” 💪🔴 pic.twitter.com/xdaq0NUBbp
“One thing that I would say about in favour of the players is that Liverpool is a demanding place - as all the top teams are. But you’ve also got the right support and Liverpool fans are very supportive, very understanding and very positive with the club and its players.
“It’s a demanding place, of course, but it’s also a special place to play because you always have the support behind you. What makes Liverpool special, without a doubt, is the big fan base.”