Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno says his Liverpool counterpart Alisson is the best in the Premier League.
The Brazilian has made a huge impression at Anfield since his record-breaking £65 million ($85m) move from Roma two years ago.
Taking over from Loris Karius following his disastrous performance in the 2018 Champions League final, Alisson has helped transform Liverpool’s back line. Jurgen Klopp’s side have only conceded 21 goals in 29 league games this season, with Leicester and Sheffield United the only other sides to manage fewer than 30.
Asked by Soccer AM who was the best keeper in the Premier League, Leno had no doubt.
“For me it’s clear, it’s Alisson,” the German said. “He’s good at everything and his stats are also very good.
“He’s played a number of big games for Liverpool and for me it’s clear that he’s the best goalkeeper at the moment. Liverpool have conceded the fewest goals of any other team in the Premier League this season, and Alisson is largely behind this achievement.”
Liverpool were given a reminder of life without the Brazilian when Alisson was injured for their Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid in March.