It didn’t take long for Alisson Becker to make an impact on his first start for Liverpool.
The Brazilian, a £67 million signing from Roma, played a stunning pass to Mohamed Salah that resulted in James Milner opening the scoring against Napoli.
Liverpool fans who have spent the past few weeks watching Alisson compilation videos will already know that his distribution is mightily impressive.
And it took him less that three minutes to showcase his skills by picking Salah out in style.
Alisson’s signing will strengthen the goalkeeper position following Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius’ disappointing reigns between the sticks.
But he’s not just a more reliable option than Mignolet and Karius; he can be a threat for Liverpool in attack, too.
And Alisson’s teammates already realise just how important he can be in this department.
VAN DIJK’S REACTION
It was more than 30 seconds after Alisson’s pass when Milner smashed the ball into the back of the net.
First, that pass.
— HM (@70yardrobbo) August 4, 2018
And Virgil Van Dijk made sure to show his appreciation to Alisson for starting off the move.
👊 | Look at Van Dijk’s reaction to the goal, he knows that pass from Alisson was the starter! pic.twitter.com/SC9LwABsdd
— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) August 4, 2018