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Watch: Stunning Alisson pass during Liverpool's Dublin friendly is just the start, says Robertson

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson is backing Alisson to become a playmaker as well as a goalkeeper for Liverpool this season.

The signs were there at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, when the Brazilian began the move that led to the opening goal with this inch-perfect pass to Mo Salah.

Liverpool ended up beating Napoli 5-0 thanks to goals from James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno.

"All goalkeepers are different so it takes a bit of time, but this result will help the defence and help him know how we play as well,” Robertson said.

“I thought he looked very comfortable and I think we adapted to him quite easily. He was very comfortable on the ball five minutes in and it meant we could show for it and he was starting most of our play, so it was a very good performance from him.”

Alisson only recently joined up with the Liverpool due to his World Cup involvement with Brazil but, according to Roberston, the goalkeeper has already settled into life at Anfield.

The Scot added: “From day one he settled in quite quickly. I think everyone knew from his first interview he spoke very good English so the settling-in period is over for him and I think he is very much part of the squad.

“Today he looked at home, he looked comfortable and when he was called upon he made the saves he had to make, so long may that continue and that will give him more confidence than he has already got and hopefully that will stand us in good stead for the season ahead.”

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