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Journalist praises Alisson after the game against Burnley

by Cedric Burchardi
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Despite their sensational UEFA Champions League 2017/18 season, Liverpool had a couple of issues in the Premier League, as they conceded 38 goals. As a comparison, Jurgen Klopp’s side got just six so far, after 15 games.

It’s obvious that Alisson Becker is doing his job properly, but defenders like Virgil van Dijk is also playing a very important role here. However, it’s the keeper that made the biggest difference!

If last season Klopp couldn’t decide between Mignolet and Karius, there’s no doubt that the Reds have finally found their number one.

Some people criticized Liverpool for spending that much on a keeper – until Chelsea brought Kepa, breaking a new record – but he now looks like money well spent.

For example, last night, at Turf Moor, against Burnley, the Brazilian goalkeeper proved why he is an essential player and, additionally, why he cost so much.

Alisson produced a stunning injury-time save, as Burnley were very close to making it 2-2.

Shortly after this save, he picked the ball and distributed it, thus leading to Xherdan Shaqiri’s 3-1 goal.

Daily Mail journalist Domini King was also impressed by the save, sending a message on Twitter about Alisson’s important in Liverpool’s squad, but also agree that he is worth the price.

“Come the end of the season, Alisson Becker will have been responsible for 10-12 points of @LFC’s total. The fuss around him in the opening weeks was for a reason. He and Ederson are playing different games to other goalkeepers,” King wrote.

And Liverpool fans couldn’t agree more!

“Absolutely agree. Been saying that about De Gea for 4 years, so pleased we can say it about our keeper. Dare I say it. I’m starting to have confidence in our ability to keep clean sheets,” posted one Twitter user.

With Alisson in their goal, Liverpool’s title hopes are still alive, as they kept pace with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

 

Total goals Bournemouth Under 0,5

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