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Andy Robertson gives his verdict on Liverpool new boy Alisson

The 25-year-old, who joined from Roma in a £65m deal, impressed in Saturday’s victory against Napoli

Samuel Lovett@samueljlovett
Monday 06 August 2018 12:48
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Liverpool’s Andy Robertson has praised new signing Alisson for his debut performance against Napoli over the weekend, singling out the Brazilian’s distribution from the back as well as the speed with which he’s settled into life at the Merseyside club.

The 25-year-old, who joined from Roma in a £65m deal, impressed in Saturday’s victory in Dublin as Liverpool fired five past the Serie A side.

The goalkeeper’s distribution skills notably caught the eye of Roberston, who featured for 60 minutes of the friendly.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, the defender said the Brazilian would help reinforce the side’s backline for the season ahead.

“All goalkeepers are different so it takes a bit of time, but this result will help the defence and help him know how we play as well,” Robertson said.

“I thought he looked very comfortable and I think we adapted to him quite easily.

“He was very comfortable on the ball five minutes in and it meant we could show for it and he was starting most of our play, so it was a very good performance from him.”

Alisson only recently joined up with the Liverpool due to his World Cup involvement but, according to Roberston, the goalkeeper has already settled into life at Anfield.

Robertson added: “From day one he settled in quite quickly.

“I think everyone knew from his first interview he spoke very good English so the settling-in period is over for him and I think he is very much part of the squad.

“Today he looked at home, he looked comfortable and when he was called upon he made the saves he had to make, so long may that continue and that will give him more confidence than he has already got and hopefully that will stand us in good stead for the season ahead.”

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