Alisson has proven worth to Liverpool already - Grobbelaar

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The former Anfield fan-favourite has hailed his old club’s new shot-stopper after his strong showing at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has already proven himself to the club, says former Reds star Bruce Grobbelaar says.

Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League and won their first seven games in all competitions, keeping four clean sheets in the process, and Alisson has started every game bar one so far this season.

And Grobbelaar believes that Alisson has played a big part in their strong start to the season, highlighting his performance in the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Chelsea as an example.

"Liverpool have bought Alisson for the amount of points he's going to be saving at Liverpool this season,” he told CNN Sport.

"He saved us points on Saturday against Chelsea with his saves.

“He has proved his worth just in that game and look at where Chelsea are in the league. Kepa has been tremendous this season as well."

The ex-Zimbabwe international feels that the true value of goalkeepers is now being reflected in the transfer market, following the record-breaking deals for Alisson and then Kepa by Liverpool and Chelsea.

"If you asked all the goalkeepers in my era, they will tell you that they were worth a lot more than the price they were bought.

"I can see now the value that the transfer is making on goalkeepers because they are looking at statistics.

"If a goalkeeper can save you 15-20 points a season, his value is high. It's like a striker scoring 20 goals a season.”

Grobbelaar also shared his thoughts on this season’s Premier League title race, insisting it is wide open, and that Liverpool have a good chance of lifting the trophy under manager Jurgen Klopp.

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"I've got no doubt, it'll go to the wire. Not only two but three or four [teams] -- Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea and another ... perhaps Arsenal. But never rule out Manchester United and [Jose] Mourinho. I think they will pull it together.

"I go back every home game, and everybody has this tingling feeling that perhaps this year is the year we do something.

"We have started much better than the years before. We just hope we can continue the run and Mr Jurgen Klopp continues to produce the team spirit that he has done for the rest of the season."

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