Liverpool Star Alisson Has Been Named The Best Goalkeeper In The World
Liverpool shot-stopper Alisson has been voted the best goalkeeper in the world by a clear majority.
SPORTbible posted a readers' poll asking fans to vote between the 26-year-old Brazilian, David de Gea, Jan Oblak and Ederson.
And Alisson took home more than 50 per cent of the vote, with De Gea coming a distant second with 20 per cent.
Jan Oblak came close to beating the Manchester United shot-stopper, but the Atlético Madrid star fell short with his 17 per cent of the vote.
Manchester City's Ederson, 25, came fourth with only 12 per cent of the vote.
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Alisson had a scintillating individual season that saw him awarded the Premier League Golden Glove and Champions League Golden Glove.
The Brazil international kept more clean sheets in the Premier League than any other debutant 'keeper, eclipsing the record previously set by ex-Liverpool player Pepe Reina in 2006.
Alisson, who was signed from Roma last summer for an initial fee of £56m, also captured silverware with the Reds as they beat Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the Champions League.
But the Brazilian continued his fine form over for his country in this summer's Copa América.
Brazil beat Peru 3-1 in the final and Alisson captured the Copa América Golden Glove.
And in doing so Alisson became the first goalkeeper in history to win three golden glove awards in a single season.
Alisson's superb form and success does make it difficult for him not to be in contention for the Ballon d'Or and become the second 'keeper in history to win the award after Russian legend Lev Yashin in 1963.
But the Liverpool shot-stopper has played down his chances against hot favourites Virgil van Dijk and Lionel Messi.
"I just limit myself to doing my job," he said.
"There are a lot of top players aspiring for that prize. I'm just a goalkeeper."
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