I can’t say in words how good Allison is

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Retrieved 23 May 2020, 17:08 IST

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Liverpool goalkeeper Alison

Liverpool goalkeeper Andy Lonergan said it was hard to find words to describe teammate Alison’s brilliance.

The Reds broke the transfer record for a defender in 2011 when they signed for Brazil internationally from Roma for a fee that could reach £ 66.8 million (€ 72.5 million).

The 227-year-old has proved to be a lucrative investment, though, helping Jগrgen Klopp to the brink of winning the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup last year and the 1992-20 Premier League title.

Lonergan, who signed an initial short-term contract last August after Alison suffered a calf injury, said training was a “pleasure” as well as what he thought was the best goalkeeper in the world.

“You see him on Saturday or in the Champions League and you think he’s brilliant, but there’s a lot more to him than techn he’s technically the best,” Lonargan told LFCTV.

“Everything he does is the best, but his mentality and his kind of calmness … I can’t say in words how good he is.

“It’s just a pleasure to be part of the squad he’s been to.”

Liverpool are pleased to be back in Melwood this week as they resume a non-stop training session as part of plans to watch the Premier League resume next month.

“It’s been brilliant,” he said. “The procedures you have to go through to get to the training pitch are obviously weird, but once you’re on the pitch as a goalkeeper you’re working at a distance and it’s safe enough by any means, so it’s back to normal. In