Monday, 8 June 2020

Alisson will break every Liverpool goalkeeping record - Bruce Grobbelaar

Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar has backed Alisson Becker to break all Liverpool's goalkeeping records if he stays long at the club.

Bruce Grobbelaar was a legendary goalkeeper for Liverpool and was in between the sticks for them when they last won the league 30 years ago. Grobbelaar also kept 267 clean sheets for Liverpool and won six titles with the club.

Alisson Becker has also been doing well since he joined Liverpool from As Roma and has also kept lots of clean sheets and was also one of the club's outstanding performers last year when they won the Champions League.

Grobbelaar believes Alisson can re-write all the history and break all the records if he sticks with the club for a long period.

'If Alisson stays at Liverpool long enough he could break all the records that myself and Ray Clemence achieved,'Grobbelaar told The Mirror

'If he wants to stay at Anfield for a long time he will break all the records for sure and I would love him to do that.'

'Alisson is undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers in the world and he deserves to be put on that pedestal.'

'Him and Manuel Neuer are probably the best two when it comes to angles — those two are the very best in the world at getting their angles right, they don’t have to dive because they aren’t out of position.'

'They are in the right place at the right time and they move their feet very, very well.'

Grobbelaar also praised the defensive ability of Liverpool big man Virgil van Dijk who has been solid for the club since he was signed from Southampton.

'I played behind Phil Thompson and Alan Hansen, and they were both brilliant centre-halves.'

'With Thommo, Jockey had to work a little bit harder because when Thommo made a mistake, he had to cover up quite a lot.'

'When Thommo left, Jockey took up his role and we had Mark Lawrenson, who was quick, he had brilliant speed.'

'Now with Van Dijk, you have a cool head like a Hansen but he’s that quick like Lawrenson — he is both rolled into one.'

'But what he does with his other centre-halves and other defenders is make them much better, and that’s the quality of Virgil van Dijk.'

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