Alisson is the best goalkeeper in the world - Doni

The man who recommended Alisson to Liverpool, Alexander Doni, is impressed at how quickly the Brazilian has settled in England.

Alisson always had the skill-set to succeed in England, says Doni.   -  Getty Images

Former Liverpool shot-stopper Alexander Doni has hailed the club's current goalkeeper Alisson as the best in the world.

Doni played for a host of Brazilian clubs in a career that also included six years at Roma and a brief stint at Liverpool.

And the 39-year-old told Liverpool's official website that not only was he immediately impressed by Alisson, a fellow Brazilian, he also recommended the English giants move to sign him.

Liverpool tracked Alisson from there, eventually making him the world's most expensive goalkeeper in 2018.

"When I saw him play, I immediately recommended him to [goalkeeping coach] John [Achterberg] and tried to get him signed," Doni said.

"I explained to John that he was a very skilful player and that he would soon play for the national team.

Read: Harry Winks remaining grounded ahead of new season

"The first time I saw him playing for Inter, I knew he had what it takes to succeed in the Premier League."

Alisson moved from Inter to Roma before joining Liverpool last year and he proved his worth in a terrific season that saw Jurgen Klopp's side win the Champions League and push Manchester City all the way in a gripping Premier League title race.

Asked if Alisson was now the best goalkeeper in the world, Doni added: "Yes, without a doubt.

"I am very impressed with how quick he was able to adapt to the way the Premier League is played and how quick he obtained success in England.

"This only shows what a great player and a person he is. Besides being an overall complete player, I really like how he is able to maintain calm and control."

Support Sportstar

Dear Reader,

Support our journalism — where text and pictures intermingle so seamlessly — and help us scale up your experience as the world changes around us. Your contribution is vital to our brand of uninfluenced, boots-on-the-ground reportage that’s worth your while. Clickbait sensationalism is not for us, but editorial independence is — we owe it to you.

IPL Special

  Dugout videos