After Brazil struggled big time in order to produce top quality goalkeepers, the Premier League has witnessed a huge influx of Brazilian goalkeepers in the last couple of years. Manchester City brought in Ederson Moraes from Benfica for a fee of £35 million back at the start of 2017. This made him the most expensive goalkeeper in the world at that period. This was quickly eclipsed by Liverpool’s stunning acquisition of Alisson from Roma for around £65 million. Both goalkeepers have made excellent start to life in the Premier League unlike their compatriots before and this is seen as a vital shift for Brazilian football.
Both players are going for the number one position in the Brazilian national team. Alisson has been the undisputed Brazilian number one for the last couple of years and he has already made 32 appearances for the national team. However, it is expected that manager Tite will also give Ederson Moraes a consideration for the upcoming friendly against Saudi Arabia. The Manchester City goalkeeper is set to feature against Saudi Arabia before the number one spot goes back toAlisson for a competitive game against Argentina.Ederson claims that he has no issue is about being the number two in the national team squad, as he believes thatAlisson is a step ahead of him in a number of ways.
“I think there is a lot of similarity between the two of us.“ He is having a very positive season start at Liverpool.Here, he is one step ahead of me, he played in a World Cup. Brazil is well served with goalkeepers. Those who enter will do a good job.Representing the Selecao is “a very great expectatio“n, being able to play is even greater.I've had lunch with Alisson when he arrived at Liverpool. We have a very good relationship. He's a friend,” said Ederson.
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