Arsenal star Bernd Leno hails Alisson, David de Gea and Ederson as he reveals he ‘studies’ his Premier League rivals

Bernd Leno has impressed at Arsenal since signing from Bayer Leverkusen in 2018
Bernd Leno has impressed at Arsenal since signing from Bayer Leverkusen in 2018 (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal star Bernd Leno has revealed he regularly ‘studies’ his rival Premier League goalkeepers, reserving special praise for Alisson, Ederson and David de Gea.

Leno has impressed at the Emirates since signing from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2018.

But the German shot-stopper insists he is still striving to improve and ‘studies’ other goalkeepers in the Premier League as he looks to make gains in his own game.

And the Arsenal star picked out Liverpool’s Alisson, Manchester City’s Ederson and Manchester United’s De Gea for special praise.

‘To be honest I study every time I’m watching football. I look at the keepers, the game and the strikers,’ Leno said on Reddit.

‘In the Premier League we have the best goalkeepers because there are so many top goalkeepers here.

‘The top goalkeeper last season was Alisson from Liverpool. He’s good with his feet, good at crosses and is playing high with a high defence, which you need at Liverpool.

Leno says David de Gea has 'unbelievable reflexes and reactions'
Leno says David de Gea has ‘unbelievable reflexes and reactions’ (Picture: Getty)

‘Ederson’s also very good with his feet and De Gea has unbelievable reflexes and reactions.

‘When I watch the games – and I like watching the games – I always study them. I don’t want to copy them, though, it’s only to see how they play.

‘We’re all different to each other, so it’s just about finding our own style.’

Leno believes Brazil international Alisson, who helped Liverpool win the Champions League last season and dominate the 2019-20 Premier League campaign, is the stand-out goalkeeper in England.

‘For me it’s clear, it’s Alisson,’ Leno said previously. ‘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.’

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