Liverpool news: Alisson transfer admission made by Jurgen Klopp after Napoli win
Liverpool beat Napoli 1-0 on Tuesday night to secure progression into the last-16 of this season’s Champions League.
The Reds were almost knocked out but Alisson produced a crucial stage to deny Arkadiusz Milik in stoppage time.
It comes after Liverpool splashed out £67million to bring Alisson to Anfield from Roma in the summer.
It was the highest transfer fee ever paid for a goalkeeper until Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga just days later.
But after Alisson helped Liverpool through to the knockout stages, his manager Klopp admitted that deal is looking like a bargain.
“If I knew Allisson was this good – I would have paid double,” Klopp told Danish TV.
Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool the goal they needed in a game they had to win to progress.
With the Reds only netting one goal, a clean sheet was crucial with permutations so tight in the Champions League group.
Sadio Mane had a number of chances to make the result more comfortable but the forward could not finish the game off.
And Klopp admits emotions were running high during a tense night on Merseyside.
“Wow, what a game,” he said.
“I am not sure a manager could be prouder of a team than I am.
“The only good thing about the first game at Napoli was that we were our ugly brothers and it wasn’t us at all.
“Today, we had an opportunity to show more than we did in Italy and the boys played an outstanding game.
“The way we pressed them meant they had to change their game and they had no real key for us.
“Mo Salah scored an unbelievable goal and I have no idea how Alisson made a save like this, it was amazing.”