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Alisson on Title Chase: There’s a Long Way Ahead

He’s calm and focused.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool FC - Premier League Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

It’s fair to say Alisson has been a big success since arriving at Anfield from Roma in the summer. The Brazilian came with a big price tag, but considering the standard of goalkeeping since, well, quite a long time ago, it was a more than necessary upgrade. And boy has it paid off this season.

For Alisson himself, he finds himself in the midst of a title race and his first chance to win a trophy that isn’t a Brazilian state level contest. For the talk that he favoured Real Madrid in the summer, it’s hard to say he didn’t end up in the right place considering the way things have gone.

In terms of how he’s approaching things, he’s not getting carried away in the slightest.

Liverpool now have the quality to fight for the biggest trophies”, Goal reports Alisson as saying. “There is no doubt about it.

“But there’s a long way ahead of us and it’s important to be sure where we are going.

”City proved their strength by winning the league comfortably last year. They have also invested for this season, so their team is even ­better now. They are very tough ­opponents and the big favourites.

”However, we also have our ambition to win the league this season and I believe in our talent to go all the way. But we have to think step by step and make sure we keep our feet on the ground.”

Almost every player in the Liverpool squad has said something along these lines: “keep our feet on the ground”. It’s always hard to tell from the outside, but there seems to be a really strong work ethic in Jurgen Klopp’s squad right now. Everyone is fully focused on the task in hand.

We’re not going to say anything to avoid jinxing it, but things are good at the moment.