Gary Neville has called Alisson the best goalkeeper in the world, while Hull City manager Liam Rossinier has sent a stern message to Fabio Carvalho. Here's your round-up of the latest Liverpool news.
Gary Neville has hailed the Liverpool star as the best player in the world
Sky Sports duo Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have named Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson as the best in the world in his position in 2023. Pundits chose their team of the year and Alisson won the nod ahead of compatriot Ederson at Manchester City and Real Madrid's Dipa. Courtois.
„Alison from Liverpool,” Neville said. „The best goalkeeper in the world. I think we were very sure of that. Ederson is a great goalkeeper, there are some good goalkeepers in Europe. Courtesy is good. But Alisson is the best.”
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Liverpool conceded 47 goals last season, with Alisson making more saves than any other goalkeeper in the top eight during Jurgen Klopp's tenure, and with 10 goals-post-xG 'stopped'. Although he hasn't had to make many stops this year amid Liverpool's progress (he's 14th), the data suggests Liverpool would have conceded three more goals without him.
Alisson was not Liverpool's only inclusion in the pair's XI, with Trent Alexander-Arnold slotting in at right-back at Carragher's behest, but there were two top-flight absentees. Virgil van Dijk missed out on Bayern Munich's Kim Min-jae and City's Ruben Diaz, while Real's Vinicius Junior edged out Mohamed Salah.
Warns new boss Fabio Carvalho
Hull City manager Liam Rossinier has insisted Fabio Carvalho will not feature in Hull's starting line-up after joining on loan from Liverpool. Carvalho joined the Tigers for the remainder of the season after the Reds wanted to cut short his spell at RB Leipzig amid a lack of game time.
Carvalho will bring real pedigree to the MKM Stadium after appearing in the Champions League for both Leipzig and Liverpool, and the last time he played in the Championship, he made the PFA Team of the Year after guiding Fulham to promotion. But while new boss Rossinier has been impressed by what he has seen so far, he warned Carvalho that his CV alone will not get him a place.
“It's an easy thing for people to say [he’s moved for guaranteed game time],” he announced on Hull Live (via Hull Daily Mail) „Fábio Carvalho is here because he is a great player, he has a great chance to play football, but the rules for him are the same for every player in football. You have to perform. Today, when we see Fabio train, the probability is going to perform for us.
„He's going to make us better. I don't care what people say, I don't care what's on social media. I don't care what people say about us, I know where we're going. I've always said, I don't have a great team.
„I didn't guarantee any player that I signed a place and a position. To get to where you want to be, you have to compete every day in training. So what people say about Fábio or what we have guaranteed. 'It doesn't matter what's done. I can tell you straight, Fabio is here because he believes in this group of players. He believes in this program, he believes in this game, he believes in me as his coach, and he believes that Agun (Ilicali) is the owner of the football club. That's why he's here and I'm happy that he made that decision, he He'll look back on his life later, and I feel that's the right thing to do. The end.”
Carvalho will have the chance to play alongside another Liverpool loanee in midfielder Tyler Morton, who made his temporary move in the summer. He makes his debut for the play-off-chasing club when they host Norwich City on Friday night.
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