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Dida: Liverpool keeper Alisson was destined for success

Brazil legend Dida has revealed what makes Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson special.

The current Selecao international worked as understudy to AC Milan great Dida while at Gremio at 2013.

He has since gone on to star at Roma and now Liverpool. And Dida says he predicted Alisson's future success while they played together in Brazil.

"I could see his qualities from the very beginning," Dida told the ECHO.

"He was very agile and quick to read the offensive schemes. It was very clear to me that he would become a top player.

"I did not give him any particular advice, but when you train together I think everyone tries to get something from the other to improve.

"The only advice I gave him is to be always focused and always participate in the game even when the ball is far away. This helps team-mates to be more relaxed and to trust you."

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