Arsenal star Bernd Leno hails Liverpool rival Alisson as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League ahead of David de Gea and Ederson Alisson has thrived at Anfield since joining the Reds in 2018 (Picture: EPA)He said: ‘Alisson is a goalie who has no fear – if he does something, he sticks to his decision.‘In his mind, he knows what to do and he doesn’t hesitate. That is natural goalkeeping, having no fear, reading the game and deciding.‘One of his big strengths is to stay calm in the high-pressure moments and making what look like natural, easy decisions, but they’re not easy because you always need perfect solutions and decisions. It’s a quality he has.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Petr Cech names Manchester United legend as his toughest opponentMORE: Jurgen Klopp names Steven Gerrard as the former player he would sign for Liverpool Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 May 2020 7:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Advertisement Comment Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has hailed Liverpool rival Alisson (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Bernd Leno has hailed Liverpool’s Alisson as the ‘most complete goalkeeper’ in the Premier League ahead of David de Gea and Ederson.Brazil international Alisson has thrived at Anfield since signing from Roma in the summer of 2018, helping Liverpool win the Champions League and dominate the 2019-20 Premier League.Alisson and star defender Virgil van Dijk have been hailed for transforming Jurgen Klopp’s side into the best team in Europe and Arsenal’s Leno has also paid tribute to the Brazilian goalkeeper.Asked to name the best shot-stopper in the Premier League, Leno told Soccer Am: ‘For me it’s clear, it’s Alisson.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He’s good at everything and his stats are also very good. He’s played a number of big games for Liverpool and for me it’s clear that he’s the best goalkeeper at the moment.’Like Alisson, Leno also arrived in the Premier League two years ago and has largely impressed for Arsenal despite the club’s mixed form.Last month, Liverpool goalkeeper coach John Achterberg revealed the secret behind Alisson’s immediate success in England. Advertisement
One singles match was forfeited, but in those that were contested, Parmees Fazeli got past Katie Knittel 6-1, 6-0 as Genevieve Morrow had a 6-3, 6-1 win over Michela Marturano.Over in doubles, the closest match involved Amatees Fazeli and Caroline Mezzalingua, who defeated Sarah Falgiatano and Sofia Ziankoski 7-6, 6-2. Kaelie Ahn and Zhijie Han won 6-1, 6-4 over Brina Deppoliti and Nadia Fenu as the teams of Emma Gross-Eden Hildebrandt and Sophia Menacho-Fariel Migeed also won in two sets.East Syracuse Minoa earned a 4-3 victory over Oswego last Monday entirely on the strength of its four doubles teams.Katie Schmidt and Megan Volz had a tough first set, but went on to beat Laura Cummings and Grace Deland 7-5, 6-3. A close second set marked Victoria Bondarneko and Dorie Karandy’s 6-2, 7-5 win over Emily Blake and MalloryWeigelt.Elsewhere, it wasn’t as close. Julia Barnwell and Alana Day handled Erica Henderson and Courtney Mills 6-1, 6-2 as Taylor Lynch and Lauren Postma won over Ruhma Khawaja and Kaila Loadwick 6-1, 6-1. In singles, Jessica Vollmer lost, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, to Victoria Crisafulli.Then the Spartans made it back-to-back wins on Wednesday, handling Fulton 5-2. Here again, ESM won all four doubles matches in straight sets, with Bondarenko and Jade Burgen pairing up to work past Kaitlin Clingerman and Gracie Dempsey 7-5, 7-5 as, in singles, Lizzy Phillips won a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 battle over the Red Raiders’ Katelyn Perkins. Tags: Bishop GrimesESMF-Mgirls tennisMPH Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Having got past a serious challenge from Baldwinsville on Sept. 13, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls tennis team plunged into the second half of its regular-season SCAC Metro division slate.The Hornets hosted Liverpool last Tuesday afternoon, and quite like their original meeting on Sept. 9, the Warriors proved resilient as F-M worked hard for a 6-1 victory.It was in doubles where Liverpool grabbed a point and nearly snatched another, only to see Alexis Ahn and Lexi Kellish rally for the Hornets to turn back Olivia Magnarelli and Crystal Morgan s 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. The teams of Maya Mckenzie-Camilla Wojtasiewicz and Natalie Hugo-Brooke Tester each won in two sets. Up in singles, Phoebe Wang battled past Gabby Underwood 6-4, 6-1 as Anna Manta handled Diana Kozenytako 6-0, 6-1 and Samhitha Adavikolanu claimed a 6-2, 6-1 win over Kelly Geiwitz.F-M had a far easier time of it in Thursday’s 7-0 shutout of Syracuse East. None of the trio of Angela Iskander, Samhitha Adavikolanu and Trisha Adavikolanu lost a game in any of their singles matches, with the doubles matches the same except for Ahn and Zogg prevailing 6-0, 6-2 over Rosealeenna George and Roshika Sharma.Private-school rivals went head-to-head last Tuesday afternoon, and Manlius-Pebble Hill rolled to victory over Bishop Grimes, the Trojans taking a 7-0 decision.