Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is an admirer of Liverpool’s new signing Allison and thinks the Brazilian goalkeeper can bring stability to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Foxes’ goalkeeper thinks that, following the world record signing of PSG’s Neymar, even goalkeepers are being sold for extremely high prices in today’s transfer market.
Allison completed a move to Anfield from Italian giants Roma for £65 million, according to the Liverpool Echo, then a world record sum for a goalkeeper before Chelsea eclipsed the fee by signing Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for £71 million.
However, Schmeichel does feel that the Brazilian shot stopper will benefit Liverpool after a string of top performances whilst playing in Italy, which saw Man City’s Ederson kept out of a starting spot for Brazil at the World Cup.
Schmeichel said, as quoted by ESPN: “I think generally transfers are ridiculously high at the moment.
“It was only a matter of time before goalkeepers would get in on the act, because a good goalkeeper can be the difference between winning the league and not winning the league.
“Liverpool have chopped and changed a lot with their goalkeepers.
“They’ve been crying out for a little bit of stability where the manager will choose one man, instead of every keeper being nervous to make a mistake because they know if they make a mistake then they’ll be out for the next game.
“Alisson is a top-class goalkeeper, from what I’ve seen. He performed brilliantly for Roma, and for Brazil as well. To be able to keep out a goalkeeper like [Manchester City goalkeeper] Ederson, that says a lot about him.”
Allison needs to deliver for Liverpool after a big-money move to Anfield. After Karius’ nightmare end to last season, the supporters will be hoping that the Brazilian can show why Klopp brought him to Anfield for such a big fee after being a stand-out goalkeeper in Serie A last season. The 25-year-old’s impressive displays have kept Ederson out of the Brazil squad, which shows he must be an excellent shot keeper if the Man City number one is unable to seal a place. Liverpool’s defence still remains a liability and the Reds’ decision not to invest in a proven centre-back this summer means that Allison will be kept on his toes to make sure he can contribute towards a successful campaign for Liverpool. One or two crucial saves can be pivotal towards sealing maximum points and, if Liverpool are to challenge for silverware this season, could be forced into relying heavily on their new number one.