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Ederson: 'Alisson Becker is world's best goalkeeper'

Ederson: 'Alisson is world's best goalkeeper'
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Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson claims that Liverpool's Alisson Becker is currently the best stopper in world football.

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has claimed that fellow Brazil international and Liverpool's number one Alisson Becker is currently the best stopper in world football.

Both Ederson and Alisson have been nominated for FIFA's The Best Goalkeeper award alongside Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

The City stopper is behind Alisson when it comes to the number one spot for Brazil, although the Liverpool ace is currently on the sidelines with a calf injury.

Ederson has said that he sees his fellow countryman as being "one step ahead" of the rest of the competition.

"I think the three of us were the best, but I see Alisson one step ahead. He was great in the Premier League, won the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and had a great Copa America as well," Ederson told reporters.

"So I think whoever wins will be deserving and I'm happy for two Brazilian goalkeepers to reach this level. We all know the great period that Alisson is living. And I'm having a good time too."

Alisson has stepped up his recovery from the calf problem that he suffered on the opening night of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign, although it is still unclear when the 26-year-old will be fit to return to the field.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool98102171425
2Manchester CityMan City96122992019
3Leicester CityLeicester9522168817
4Chelsea95221914517
5Arsenal94321312115
6Crystal Palace9423810-214
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs93331513212
8Burnley93331211112
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd933387112
10Bournemouth93331313012
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham93331113-212
12Aston Villa93241513211
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves92521212011
14Manchester UnitedMan Utd9243109110
15Everton9315813-510
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9234912-39
17Southampton9225916-78
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9225514-98
19Norwich CityNorwich92161021-117
20Watford9045521-164

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