Alexander-Arnold claims Alisson is best in the world and reason for LFC's improvement
Last season by this stage, Liverpool had conceded an average of a goal per game - not a great total but a big improvement on previous seasons. A large part of that was down to the signing of Van Dijk in January.
This season, with 27 games gone, the Reds have let in just 15 goals. An average of 0.555 goals per game. That's almost a 50% improvement on the same stage last season.
To many, it's a collective improvement, to others it was the burgeoning (before injury) partnership between Van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
But for Trent Alexander-Arnold, it's the arrival of Alisson that is seen as the final piece of Liverpool's defensive picture that has puzzled Liverpool fans and managers for many a year.
Talking to Goal.com, Alexander-Arnold said: "Obviously it’s important for any team that wants to be really successful to try to have the best players that they possibly can in all positions and I think Alisson is definitely one of the best in the world in his position. He’s shown that many times already for us.
"He’s an incredible player and a really good person off the pitch as well, which is something that’s important for any team and especially us because we like to have a good team bond and he’s fitted in straight away and shown that he can adapt as well.
"So he’s really changed a lot of things at the club."