In 25 English Premier League matches Liverpool goalkeeper Alison Becker has already made 13 clean sheets between the sticks in his debut season, one of the things former Brazil goalkeeper Duda thinks makes him one of the strongest in Europe.
The Brazilian goalkeeper was bought at £65 million from AS Roma during last summer transfer window in a then world transfer record before Chelsea splashed £72 million to acquire the services of Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao.
According to Goal, 45-year-old World Cup winner Duda, made the remarks on Liverpool Echo, saying: “I could see his qualities from the very beginning.
“He was very agile and quick to read the offensive schemes. It was very clear to me that he would become a top player.
“I did not give him any particular advice, but when you train together I think everyone tries to get something from the other to improve.
“The only advice I gave him is to be always focused and always participate in the game even when the ball is far away. This helps team-mates to be more relaxed and to trust you.”
He also thinks the collectiveness in the Liverpool team has also contributed in the team’s exceptional performances this season.
“Liverpool have conceded only 15 goals in the Premier League – they have the best defence,” Dida added.
“Clearly, it’s thanks to the whole team but certainly Alisson’s personality gives more confidence to defenders and consequently to the whole team.
“Alisson is one of the strongest goalkeepers in Europe. You could already see his huge potential when he was a kid.”
He added: “Klopp is doing a great job with Liverpool.
“He has qualified for the Champions League in the past two seasons and the journey to the final of the competition last May was fantastic.
“He is a coach with a great degree of enthusiasm for his job and I think the team perceives it. They are doing great this season and competing for trophies. It’s a team that entertains and it is amazing to watch them play.”
The Reds will take on Bournemouth in the league as they look to get back to winning ways after a dismal run in the past two games where they have only collected two points from two games against Leicester and West Ham United saw them concede the top spot to Manchester City, of course with one game in hand.