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Alisson Becker: Liverpool Goalkeeper talks Ballon d’Or and reason behind his success against Lionel Messi

Sudarshan Venkatesan
|Sat Jul 06 2019


Alisson Becker has said that he tries to read Messi’s mind and talks about Ballon d’Or. 

Alisson Becker has claimed that he just tries to do his job and does not think about Ballon d’Or. The Brazilian also said that he tries to read Lionel Messi’s mind after succeeding him on three occasions in the last two years.

The 26-year-old has been arguably the best goalkeeper over the last twelve months after impressing with his club and country. With Liverpool, he played an integral role and racked up 97 points in the league. He also carried his side to the Champions League triumph, owing down to the fact of his ridiculous saves in the final. Alisson Becker can make history with a victory against Peru in the Copa America final.

The former Roma shot-stopper becomes the first ever goalkeeper in the history of the game to win three golden gloves with his club and country in a year. He lifted the golden glove in the Premier Leauge and Champions League. While, he has been assured with the golden glove in the Copa America, owning the number of clean sheets with a game left on Sunday.

After managing to shut down Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the previous round, Alisson was asked about the prospect of lifting the Ballon d’Or following an extraordinary year.

He modestly said: “I limit myself to doing my work, but for that prize there are big cracks aspiring, and I’m just a goalkeeper .”

Legendary Lev Yashin, who played for Dynamo Moscow and the then USSR team in 1963, was the last goalkeeper to win the Ballon d’Or.

The 26-year-old knocked out Lionel Messi’s Barcelona with Roma in 2018 and Liverpool a year later. He managed to overcome Lionel Messi once more in the Copa America, thereby progressing to the final.

He was asked about the denial of Lionel Messi. He replied: “To be able to stop his stops,” he said, “is a mixture of preparation and intuition, I always prepare my matches and Messi, too.”

Here’s how Twitter has reacted..

Here’s how Twitter has reacted..

The probability of Alisson Becker lifting the Ballon d’Or is less, while Virgil Van Dijk and Lionel Messi are seen as the front-runners for the award.


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