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Buffon declares Liverpool target Alisson 'only a surprise who don't know him'

Juventus icon Gigi Buffon admits he's been impressed by Liverpool target Alisson Becker.

Roma keeper Alisson is believed to be the number one name on the Reds' list of potential new No. 1s as they bid to bring in a new, big-name stopper.

The 25-year-old is his country's No.1 ahead of Manchester City's Ederson, who has impressed everyone in his first Premier League season, and he's only conceded 21 goals in Serie A this campaign.

"Alisson is a surprise only for those who haven't seen him before," Buffon told Italian television.

"What really strikes me is how he deals with dangerous situations so efficiently. That gives his team a lot of confidence."

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