Neville praises Alison
Gary Neville believes that Liverpool goalkeeper Alison Baker is now much better than Ederson of Manchester City after he was named to his team of the year 2020.
Neville hailed Alison as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League “by a mile” and showed his worth to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
He told Sky Sports football program Monday night:
“The best mile. Ederson has been outstanding for a few seasons but given it up, his benchmarks have plummeted over the past 12 months.
“ Alison, we’ve been saying that for a number of years, we were really tough on goalkeepers.
“When you’re playing against a great goalkeeper, the difference you make is out of range. From a good goalkeeper to a great goalkeeper, it just can’t be measured.”
“Alison does that week, a week outside. At Crystal Palace, Liverpool were the better team by far but there was a period when Alison made a save, and when that happens, things can change.
“He saves after memorization, good decision after good one, makes few mistakes, that’s the key, and gives full assurance and authority to everyone on this team.
“It’s the toughest position on the field but for a big team that will win the League or the Champions League, I don’t know how you can do it without a great goalkeeper who is a great goalkeeper.
“They have gone from second place in the Champions League, second or third place in the Premier League without him, to number one. They will never win the league with former goalkeepers, never happened in a million years.
“That’s 8,10 and 15 points there, honestly. You only know when a goalkeeper commits a foul, his effect on defense is disastrous and it just adds to the tension. He’s a brilliant goalkeeper.”
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