Alisson Becker has cited Liverpool’s ‘really great defence’ as a key factor behind his seamless transition to life in the Premier League.

The Brazil goalkeeper has registered eight clean sheets in 16 appearances for the Reds following his summer transfer from AS Roma, with the latest of those shutouts coming in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Fulham at Anfield.

However, Alisson - who has conceded just five goals in 12 top-flight games this season - has insisted that record is down to a collective effort, rather than any individual. 

“The Premier League has great intensity, you have to be really focused all the time,” he said.

“One thing that is important here is the concentration and focus. They are asking me to be really mentally strong.

“My team have a really great defence so it is not often the ball comes near my net. But I have one or two opportunities to show my quality, so I need to be focused all the time.”

Alisson's 2018-19 PL stats

Despite an impressive start to his Liverpool career, Alisson sees room for improvement in his own performances.

The 26-year-old continued: “It is really early to say if I'm satisfied with how I'm playing but I'm working to be perfect, I'm working to be better.

“I am really, really happy with my move to the Premier League. I'm working really hard to help Liverpool to achieve their goals and also for the Brazil national team.”

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