Liverpool news: WATCH how Alisson got on in Reds training for the first time
Alisson has linked up with Liverpool on their training camp in France after enjoying a break following his participation in the World Cup with Brazil.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will spend five days in Evian undergoing intense training sessions before departing for Dublin, where they will face Napoli on Saturday afternoon.
Having arrived in France yesterday, Alisson was seen working with Liverpool’s goalkeeping coaches under the sunshine this morning.
The goalkeeper was seen taking part in a drill working on speed and footwork before facing a simple shot.
Alisson made a comfortable save as he settled into life with the Reds.
The 25-year-old is poised to replace Loris Karius as No 1 at Anfield this season following a number of disastrous mistakes from the German last term.
Two woeful errors from Karius led to Liverpool’s defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
Although it was later confirmed a concussion following a collision with Sergio Ramos was a contributing factor to Karuis’s mistakes in the final, the 25-year-old’s future on Merseyside has continued to look uncertain especially after the arrival of Allison.
And Karius’s pre-season didn’t get off to a great start after he made another howler during their warm-up game against Tranmere Rovers earlier this month.
Meanwhile, Alisson’s former mentor Daniel Pavan has this week revealed how he talked the goalkeeper’s parents round when they tried to get their son to pursue a career away from football.
“One day his parents came looking for me, thinking he had no future in the profession and they wanted to get him out of football,” said Pavan.
“They thought he had more future in his studies and that he should leave the club.
“But I managed to convince them Alisson was still going to grow to maturity for his age and would have a great future as a keeper.”