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Rio Ferdinand said on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE that Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson does not always get the credit that he deserves.

The Manchester United legend has said that while Virgil van Dijk has been important in changing the fortunes of Liverpool, Brazil international goalkeeper Alisson has also played a big role.

Ferdinand believes that the 28-year-old goalkeeper has been “unbelievable” for the defending Premier League champions, and thinks that he gets left behind in terms of getting credit.

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Ferdinand said on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE: “One player doesn’t change the confidence or the dynamics of the whole team. Van Dijk didn’t get signed on his own.

“Alisson, the goalkeeper, sometimes he gets left behind in terms of the impact he had on this squad. He has had a bad couple of weeks, I know, but don’t undervalue the part he has played in building the confidence and foundations of this squad. Unbelievable what he has done.”

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Is Rio Ferdinand right?

Much has been made about Van Dijk this season because he has been injured since October 2020.

Liverpool have struggled badly at the back without the Netherlands international central defender, and that is why the former Celtic star is making the headlines regularly now.

Alisson has also made the headlines in recent times, but for the wrong reasons. Mistakes against Manchester City and Leicester City were detrimental to the Reds’ chances of winning the league title this season.

However, Liverpool fans know every well just how good Alisson is and how much he has changed the Reds for the better, and they appreciate him even after his recent errors.

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