A compilation video of Alisson Becker's one-on-one saves proves that the Liverpool goalkeeper is one of the best in the business right now.
The turn around at Liverpool since Jurgen Klopp joined, and specifically since 2018 is often put down to the amazing quality of Virgil van Dijk, transforming the defence in the team and helping them reach a Champions League final less than six months after his arrival.
However, the addition of Alisson to the team that summer is just as important to the team, especially when you consider the mistakes by Simon Mignolet against Real Madrid in that final.
The Brazilian has become one of the best keepers in the world in the past few years and the Reds have conceded just one more goal than title rivals Manchester City so far this season.
That's partially down to Alisson's brilliance when it comes to one-on-one situations, as a compilation of the former Roma keeper in those situations shows.
Positioning and close-out speed are genuinely some of the best in the world. He knows exactly how to put an attacker off or where to guide them to make a stop.— • B o t e s • (@AdamSUBotin) April 27, 2022
Without him, especially this season, we drop several more points.
The thing is that Alisson make many saves seem easy and that's why some people thinks gk like Ramsdale is better than him 🙄— kizibaho (@kizibaho) April 27, 2022
this guy is fucking unbelievable man. he does his ting and doesn’t dive or show too much expression so rivals downplay how good he really is. fucking unbelievable my keeper ❤️— Depressed Diaz (@LikedCoyote) April 27, 2022
His decision making is really great. Instead of rushing towards opponent like most gk do, he keeps his distance perfectly to minimize shooting angle.— Penyintas Catfishing (@mbelgedees) April 27, 2022
The best Goalkeeper in the world right now and it’s not even close. His Goalkeeping IQ is out of this world. He is the closest to the complete modern day GK profile. 1 v 1, he gets so big that you don’t know where to put it. No space. His in game management is also the best. https://t.co/ziQM5FZ7My— ONYE DI KA CHI? (@ChiefOnyedika) April 27, 2022
Alisson had a brilliant time at the weekend with the quadruple chasers playing against local rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby.
In the first half, Jordan Pickford, a player already hated by Liverpool, cheekily dived on the ball just as half time was coming up, making his time wasting very obvious, and then winking at the camera.
However it backfired in the second half, as Liverpool went on to score twice to win the game, and keep up their title chase whilst also condemning Everton to stay in the bottom three.
Alisson couldn't help but respond to Pickford's earlier antics, when he did his own over the top dive on the ball, mocking the England number one.
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