Liverpool thrashed Napoli 5-0 in yet another successful pre-season clash. Jurgen Klopp‘s men ran riot as the Italian club failed to keep pace. Ultimately, we walked away with a scintillating win but more than anything else, it all came down to our new man between the sticks – Alisson Becker.
After months of pursuit, Liverpool finally got to sign the Brazilian sensation and he maintained a clean sheet in his first game for the Reds. His passing and distribution skills were on full display as he supplied a brilliant 35-yard diagonal ball to Mohamed Salah, who wasted no time in converting that to a goal.
Alisson also denied a strike from Lorenzo Insigne and all in all, it was a great game for the new arrival. It will be interesting to see how he fares against the big boys in the Premier League but from what we have seen so far, the future does look bright.
Our fellow supporters on Twitter were also delighted with the win and they expressed their joy on the social media platform. Here are some of the best reactions.
I’m glad we’ve signed Alisson. His distribution is on a another level. pic.twitter.com/DPc1Sjv99E
— Sam (@VintageSalah) August 4, 2018
#Liverpool 1st goal vs #Napoli today. New GK #Alisson brings distributive quality, able to put the ball behind the defence if they press high. From final third, attacks can be developed, or #LFC will rely on their press to win back ball in dangerous area.pic.twitter.com/PaWzmwKAxT
— coachdogge (@coachdogge) August 4, 2018
How's that for a first touch. Alisson Becker, left footed ping 60 yards out to Mohamed Salah's feet. 20 seconds later, James Milner scores. 1-0.
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) August 4, 2018
Alisson there, shouting and commanding the team get up the pitch – on his debut. Love it.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) August 4, 2018
The ball from Alisson to Salah is exactly what we paid £66.8m for. Alisson’s distribution is some of the best in football. The ability to pick apart an entire defence with one pass.
— Dharma (inactive – holiday) (@Kloppholic) August 4, 2018
Alisson and Van Dijk shouting instructions all game. I get the feeling from these two that anything other than a clean sheet is going to be a problem…😂
— 🔥 🅛🅕🅒_🅐🅛 🔥 (@LFC_AL) August 4, 2018
Clean sheet on his Liverpool debut 👏
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) August 4, 2018
Really feel confident that we're moving forward with Alisson as our new No 1 GK plus our new signings are making headway with their performances in pre-season so far👍 pic.twitter.com/bBvVTmYh6L
— Captain Fantastic8 (@nattyroons) August 4, 2018
Alisson Becker…. the hype is real
— LFC TRANSFER GUY (@lfctransfershq) August 4, 2018
Alisson with a clean sheet on his debut, inject it right in 💉
— sᴀʟ (@sxlwaa_) August 4, 2018