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Liverpool target Alisson levels Reds old boy Reina as Serie A's meanest keeper

19:57 EAT 17/02/2018
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The Brazil international has been near-unbeatable this season, and drew level with Napoli's No. 1 with his 11th clean sheet of the Serie A campaign

Roma goalkeeper Alisson gave another demonstration of why Liverpool are hot on his heels as he racked up his latest Serie A clean sheet on Saturday. 

The Brazilian is having a breakout season, and looks likely to lead his nation into the 2018 World Cup after being confirmed in Tite's squad this week. 

His form has also attracted close attention from Anfield, with Liverpool recently foiled in their attempts to complete a £62 million deal for the 25 year old

And, after shutting out Udinese in a 2-0 win for Roma, Alisson now boasts the joint-best clean sheet record in this season's Serie A.

Alisson has racked up 11 blanks for the capital club, ironically drawing level with a shot-stopper that knows Merseyside like the back of his glove. 

Napoli No. 1 Jose Reina shares top spot with the Brazilian, but he will have the chance to make it 12 clean sheets in 24 outings if he keeps SPAL quiet on Sunday. 

Neither keeper, however, can boast a strike-rate as impressive as the old master Gianluigi Buffon. 

Restricted to just 12 appearances in Serie A this season as he rotates with Wojciech Szczesny, Gigi has nevertheless kept six clean sheets for Juventus, a ratio of one every two games which is superior to both his rivals.