Alisson Becker says Jurgen Klopp treats each of his players “like his own sons”, and refuses to compare himself to Manuel Neuer ahead of tonight’s Bayern match.
Klopp signed Alisson for £67million in the summer, and the Brazilian has proved to be a huge success so far, producing multiple match-winning saves throughout the season so far.
And Alisson has revealed that his manager is like a father figure to the Liverpool team.
“He’s a great guy, a good guy I think in the way he deals with everyone,” Alisson said, according to Sky Sports.
“He treats us I think like his own sons and he treats everyone in the dressing room as equals, the staff and everyone. This is what makes him a special person for us.
“He’s a funny guy, but on the pitch when it is the time to work he’s a serious and passionate guy for football. He gives his passion for me and my team-mates in the game so this is very good.”
Alisson also refused to compare himself with Bayern’s goalkeeper Neuer, who he claims is the best in the world in his position.
“I can’t compare myself with Neuer,” he said.
“He is one of the best in the last 10 years, maybe he is the best one. He has won everything and I’m just starting.
“He is a reference for me and is a great guy as well. I have played against him, playing against him is a dream come true.
“I don’t think I can compare myself with him.”