Ray Clemence tips Alisson to make Reds history

Ray Clemence Former Liverpool Goalkeeper

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Former Liverpool goalkeeper Ray Clemence says current number one Alisson has the ability to become a club legend after a sensational debut season with the Reds.

Clemence is described as one of the ‘great’ Liverpool players after helping them win five First Division titles. He made over 450 appearances for the club between 1967 and 1981, while also winning 61 caps with England.

Alisson could write his name in the history books if he stays at Anfield in the coming years, after already setting a record for clean sheets in his debut campaign.

He helped Liverpool finish one point behind Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title, with Jurgen Klopp’s side 3.40 to go one better and lift the trophy this time around.

Liverpool did manage to win the Champions League last season, while Alisson could add a Copa America title to his CV with Brazil preparing to play Peru on Sunday. Clemence says nobody can doubt Alisson’s quality and he has backed him to become a club legend in the coming years.

He told Sky Sports: “He’s proved this year he’s a great goalkeeper. Truly great ones, the legends, continue to do that for the next five, 10 years.

“The word legend is thrown out without thinking, some of the players I was lucky to play with did it for six, seven, eight, 10 years – and that’s why they are so revered at Liverpool. “But he’s had a great start. With foreign players, it’s partly down to how long they and their families want to stay at a club. Hopefully yes, but only they can make that call.”

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