Alisson Makes A Huge 92nd Minute Save To Keep Liverpool In The Champions League
That's why you spend big bucks on your goalkeeper! Alisson made a huge stoppage-time to keep Liverpool in the Champions League.
The Brazilian was barely involved at Anfield but when his team needed him, boy did he produce. Mo Salah put Liverpool 1-0 up in the first-half and they should have scored four or five, with Sadio Mane missing a slew of big chances.
It made for a nervy and frantic finish as Napoli substitute Arkadiusz Milik was played through on goal in stoppage time in what was a massive chance for the visitors.
WHAT. A. SAVE! :flushed::clap:
Alisson makes a HUGE save to deny Napoli in stoppage time!
Virgil van Dijk's reaction says it all :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/IL5RlniPvM
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 11, 2018
The Poland striker controlled the ball superbly but saw his effort from point-blank range denied by the heroics of Alisson in the Liverpool goal.
Alisson. That save alone was worth the transfer fee
- SKILLIT (@SKILLITWORLD) December 11, 2018
What a massive and wonderful save from Alisson. Heroic stuff.
- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 11, 2018
Alisson singlehandedly taking Liverpool to the last 16 with a crucial save, with each passing day he proves to be worth every single penny.
- Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) December 11, 2018
Worth. Every. Penny. What a save! :scream: #LIVNAP #Alisson
- Jordan Devlin (@Jordan_Devlin1) December 11, 2018
Napoli, who rarely threatened in the game, needed just one goal to progress to the round of 16 and Carlo Ancelotti's eyes must have lit up when he saw Milik pop up unmarked late on.
Yet there was Alisson to produce a monumental stop. You can argue that Milik should have done better but made himself big and reacted instinctively to make the crucial stop.
Virgil van Dijk thanked his goalkeeper for single-handedly prevent Jurgen Klopp's side from going into the Europa League, while Andy Robertson hailed the save as "unbelievable" in his post-match interview.
That £66.8 million fee is looking to be a very tidy bit of business indeed.