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Liverpool's Alisson Doesn't Believe He'll Win Ballon d'Or Because He's "Just A Goalkeeper"

Liverpool's Alisson Doesn't Believe He'll Win Ballon d'Or Because He's "Just A Goalkeeper"

Alisson has modestly played down winning the Ballon d'Or because he's "just a goalkeeper" despite a stunning campaign for Liverpool last season.

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Only one goalkeeper has raised the coveted award. Russia's legendary Lev Yashin won the prize way back in 1963.

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Image: PA

A stopper has yet to win the award since but Liverpool's No.1 is among the contenders to win the Ballon d'Or this year.

However, the Brazilian international does not believe he'll win the individual accolade.

"I just limit myself to doing my job," he said when asked if he could win the Ballon d'Or after guiding Brazil to the Copa America final.

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"There are a lot of top players aspiring for that prize. I'm just a goalkeeper."

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Brazil beat Lionel Messi's Argentina to secure a spot in the Copa America final.

"Stopping his [Messi's] shots is a combination of preparation and intuition," Alisson added.

The 26-year-old former AS Roma man enjoyed a superb debut campaign at Liverpool. He won the Premier League Golden Glove award after keeping an impressive 21 clean sheets in the 2018/19 term.

And, of course, he helped his side win the Champions League after beating Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid.

Alisson's teammate Virgil van Dijk is the bookies favourite to win the Ballon d'Or.

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Image: SPORTbible

The commanding Dutchman is currently 4/6 favourite with Sky Bet, while Lionel Messi is narrowly behind him with odds of 6/5.

Five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo is the third favourite at 12/1 and Sadio Mane is behind him with odds of 25/1.

Outside favourites include Kylian Mbappe, who is 33/1, while Alisson is at 66/1.

Is the Ballon d'Or heading to Anfield? Let us know what you think.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Ballon d'Or, Virgil Van Dijk, Alisson Becker, Liverpool News

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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