He added: “For me, he’s the number one. I’m not just saying that because he’s my teammate.
“The things he does on the pitch are incredible. He’s already done a great job for the Selecao.
“And off the pitch he’s a sensational guy. He’s a great person, a great friend, someone I get on with really well.”
Liverpool take on Everton at 12.30pm on Saturday in what is an eagerly awaited Merseyside derby.
If the Toffees were to win they would move six points clear of the Reds and quite possibly establish themselves as top four contenders.
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