The role of Alisson is as important as Van Dijk: Jamie Carragher

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool keeper Alisson is as important to Jurgen Klopp’s team as center back Virgil van Dijk.

Despite the fact Van Dijk received most praise, Carragher believes Alisson is the main reason why the Reds are solid in defense.

“I think the keeper is as important as Van Dijk. His appearance , you look and think ‘he didn’t make a great rescue’, he never made a great rescue! “It’s a sign of a great goalkeeper, everything looks easy,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

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“Against Spurs in the Champions League final, it was very similar to some of the efforts they have. The opponents have a chance and he handles it easily. He catches everything and he makes everything look so easy.

“Listen, we are talking about Van Dijk and he is amazing, giving a big influence, but I think this is as important as the goalkeeper.”

This is a reasonable point raised by Carragher. Alisson did appear extraordinary for the Reds since joining from Rome last season. Without him, Liverpool would not claim the Champions League trophy in Madrid.

As Carrgaher said, the goalkeeper makes everything look easy, which is a sign of top players. If the Reds claim the Premier League title this season, Alisson’s name deserves to be called a Liverpool legend.