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Gabriel Jesus now says he’d pick £35m Manchester City man over ‘world-class’ Liverpool player

Gabriel Jesus has selected Manchester City star Ederson over Liverpool’s Alisson Becker in his dream five-a-side team.

Speaking to beIN SPORTS, Jesus was asked to select a side without any current Arsenal players included.

The Arsenal star opted to go for a Brazilian five-a-side team and made an interesting decision between the sticks.

There has been a long-standing debate over who’s the better goalkeeper – Ederson or Alisson Becker.

Both players have been integral to their sides over the past few years, lifting every major trophy with Liverpool and Man City respectively.

Ederson and Alisson are also both forced to battle it out for the number one spot for Brazil.

Now, their Brazil teammate Jesus has suggested he’d picked the City star over Alisson.

Jesus picks Ederson over Alisson

Speaking to beIN SPORTS, Jesus admitted it’s a ‘difficult’ choice between Ederson and Alisson.

But the Arsenal forward opted for the £35 million City man between the sticks in his dream five-a-side team.

He said: “Brazil FC for sure! I have Ederson and Allison, difficult. I would put Ederson.

“I’d go with Fernandinho as a central defender. I would put in Neymar and Firmino. And then R9.”

There’s no doubt that Ederson leads the way in world football when it comes to his ability with the ball at his feet.

But in our view, Alisson is the more well-rounded goalkeeper. The Liverpool star has been lauded as ‘world-class’ and his shot-stopping is arguably the best in the world.

He’s also capable with the ball at his feet and while he’s not as gifted as Ederson in that department, the City goalkeeper can be slightly suspect when it comes to his shot-stopping.

Nevertheless, both are among the best in the world when it comes to goalkeepers and it could be argued that Jesus opted for Ederson in his five-a-side team due to his ability on the ball.

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