MX23RW : Sunday, January 20 07:38:39

Graeme Souness: 'Question mark hangs over new Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker'

Souness: 'Question mark hangs over Alisson'
© Reuters
Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness believes that a "question mark" hangs over new Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness has claimed that a "question mark" hangs over new Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

The Brazil international completed a £67m move to Anfield from Roma last month, which made him the most expensive keeper of all time in terms of transfer fees.

Alisson subsequently kept a clean sheet on his Liverpool debut as Napoli were beaten 5-0 in Dublin, although the 25-year-old's performance was somewhat shaky at times.

"A goalkeeper was clearly a priority and Liverpool have broken the world record for that position by signing Alisson from Roma for £67m," Souness told The Times.

"He played in Brazil and Portugal, then was initially kept out of the Roma team by Wojciech Szczesny, who found English football difficult at Arsenal, so he's not coming with 300-400 games at the highest level under his belt and, despite the fee, there has to be a question mark against him."

Alisson is expected to replace Loris Karius as Liverpool's number one goalkeeper for the coming season.


Click here for more stories about Alisson Becker

Click here for more stories about Liverpool

Share this article now:
Loris Karius in action for Liverpool on February 24, 2018
Read Next:
Souness: 'Klopp right to replace Karius'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154124260
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132232-1022
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account