The Moment Alisson Doesn't Realise He's Won The Best Goalkeeper Award Is Priceless
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker was crowned the best men's goalkeeper at the FIFA awards on Monday night after a remarkable first year under Jurgen Klopp.
The Brazilian shot-stopper helped his side to a second place finish in the Premier League with a record 97 points, and made a huge contribution in the club's remarkable Champions League journey last season, when they lifted their sixth European title.
The 26-year-old is, however, prone to the odd mistake. Take his hilarious gaffe at the FIFA Best ceremony this week, for example.
Becker was acknowledged as the world's best goalkeeper by Brazil and Orlando Pride striker Marta on the night, beating Manchester City's Ederson and Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen to the prestigious award.
But moments after Marta announced the news to the onlooking crowd in Milan, there was an awkward minute of silence - Liverpool's number one failed to realise that his name had been called.
Finally, after plenty of laughs from his manager Jurgen Klopp, a red faced Alisson collected his award.
Liverpool's shot-stopper also took his place between the sticks in the FIFA World Best XI, however the questionable decision to leave out his in-form teammates became the biggest talking point.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson were both controversially left out of the side, despite picking up over 20 assists each over the course of the season.
But former teammate Steven Gerrard "knows" what the outcome should have been.
"We know so it doesn't matter." he said on Instagram, followed by two clapping emoji's.
Steven Gerrard is all of us after knowing that Trent and Robertson are not included in the so called best team itw pic.twitter.com/HDCyDztpqz- D.ée Gouw (@deziraygouw) September 24, 2019
Former Manchester City and England defender Danny Mills was baffled by the decision. In an interview with talkSPORT on Tuesday morning, he said:
"Ramos and Marcelo? I wouldn't have those two in. They are unbelievable players throughout the course of time, but not last season.
"Eden Hazard is not a midfield player, he's a forward. You've got to put him in the forward line, and then he doesn't even get in.
"I wouldn't have Ramos or Marcelo." :x:- talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 24, 2019
"Hazard's not a midfielder & he doesn't get in as a striker!" :x:
"I wouldn't have Modric in there." :x:
"Alexander-Arnold & Andy Robertson... where are they!?" :rage:
Danny Mills isn't happy with FIFA's World XI choices! pic.twitter.com/0N38Bzkrcy
"I would leave Hazard and Luka Modric out of that team. There were better players last season in midfield.
"There's no right back in the team, either!"
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