Alisson Becker holds a special record which has not been broken by other goalkeepers till date.
Alisson Becker’s £65 million move to Liverpool is a bargain. The Brazilian has firmly established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world by breaking an unsurpassed record.
He helped the Reds lift their first Champions League trophy in fourteen years. Besides, he has racked up plenty of individual awards over the last year. Liverpool managed to muster out 97 points, with Brazil’s number one playing a huge part in it. Alisson held the highest number of clean sheets with 22 and won the golden glove for the season.
The 26-year-old also kept six clean sheets in the Champions League, which is more than any other side last campaign. He managed to make eight saves in the final of the Champions League – matching the record of Edvin Van Der Saar. But, Liverpool’s shot-stopper had not leaked one goal, thereby becoming the first goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet since 2010 in the CL final. With the highest number of clean sheets, Alisson was handed over the golden glove as well.
Brazil have one of the best defensive lines after a long time. With Alisson Becker between the sticks, opponents have found it difficult to exploit their backline and score past them. In the ongoing Copa America tournament, the Selecao are yet to concede a goal and have reached the final already. With five clean sheets, the former Roma goalkeeper has won the golden glove, with a game yet to play. Since Chile and Peru have conceded in two games, the Brazilian is assured with that individual award.
Sweeping the golden glove in the Premier League, Champions League, and Copa America, Alisson Becker becomes the first-ever goalkeeper to achieve that foot in the history of the footballing game.
During an interview, Jurgen Klopp complimented him by pointing out Alisson as two players on the pitch. Since the shot-stopper has an excellent ball playing ability, the Liverpool boss had added him as an outfield player too.
Klopp said: “Alisson is unbelievably important,”
“They all have their specific importance, for sure, but Ali is not only the goalkeeper. He is an outfield player as well and that helps of course.”
Alisson has given Liverpool what fellow countryman Ederson gave Manchester City en route to winning the Premier League crown last season.
“Tafarrel was the goalkeeper I knew from Brazil, an outstanding goalkeeper, but I don’t remember a lot of world-class ones,” Klopp added.
“Now they have two of the world’s best, if not the world’s best. It is incredible.
“Coming from Germany, I know how important Manuel Neuer was with his football playing on top of his goalkeeping skills.
“You can’t imagine that two can come along with the same skills and maybe even a bit better. What I would say is these two boys do not have to hide.” Klopp added.
Alisson Becker will have to remain intact until Wednesday night for his Copa America opponent. Chile will face Peru in the other semifinals, as the Selecao wait on.