Brazil legend Roberto Carlos has admitted that he prefers the selection of Ederson Moraes over Alisson Becker for the national team.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has been a massive signing for the club, helping make the once famously leaky defence water-tight. He can also be considered among the best players in the 2018/19 edition of the Champions League, putting in crucial performance after performance to ensure that the Reds went through to their second consecutive final and won it.
Ederson on the other hand has been crucial for Manchester City's second season of domestic dominance, helping them win the first ever domestic treble. His style of play and comfort on the ball has helped the Cityzens in keeping possession and seeing out games.
The legendary left-back has praised Alisson, but acknowledges that Ederson, who made the PFA team of the year ahead of his Selecao counterpart, must start for Brazil in a podcast as reported by Liverpool ECHO.
Carlos: “I like Alisson because he is tall and has good positioning but Ederson can play in any position – goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder – he has great quality.— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) June 19, 2019
“So I am sorry Alisson, but to me Ederson is a bit better because he plays better with his feet."
He said: “Alisson is an incredible goalkeeper. When he left Roma, people said it was a lot of money for a goalkeeper but Alisson is a great goalkeeper and has shown it for Brazil and the Brazil national team.
“He deserves all the prizes. When I see on television that a Brazilian goalkeeper plays for Liverpool I feel very proud. Now he is a Champions League winner too. He is a great professional.”
Carlos added: “At least we are changing this view of only forwards playing for European teams but you saw Ederson starting in Portugal and Alisson playing at Roma first.
“We are creating new good goalkeepers and there are many more coming through.
“So I am sorry Alisson, but to me Ederson is a bit better because he plays better with his feet.
“Alisson has won the Champions League and Ederson didn't get there with City which makes Alisson very happy and that has to motivate Ederson to be an even better keeper.”