Alisson Becker told UEFA that he will tell his grandchildren about the historic comeback over Barcelona earlier this month.

The Brazilian might praise God for the manner in which Liverpool responded to a 3-0 deficit but Alisson deserves huge credit not only for the top saves he made against the Catalonians but also for his save against Napoli earlier this season.

Had the former AS Roma goalkeeper not stopped a point-blank shot from Arkadiusz Milik, the Anfield outfit would not have even progressed to the Round of 16 let alone the final.

Alisson Becker.

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Alisson told UEFA: “It was achievable through God’s blessing, the work that we put in and a lot of dedication, plus the support from the fans on the night which was incredible.

“That memory will be with me forever, it’s a story that I’ll be telling my children and my grandchildren.

“I’m just hoping that we can see this story through, God willing, to get the title, which is our main objective.”

Alisson Becker, Jurgen Klopp and Fabinho.

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Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi were heroic in the semi-final second leg, with both players scoring a brace.


Their goals sunk Barcelona, who seemed stunned by Liverpool’s energy and the atmosphere at Anfield on the night.

However, Alisson’s first half display against the La Liga champions deserves more attention than it has received.

Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk.

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The Brazilian made a stunning one on one save to deny Jordi Alba a goal that would have surely ended the contest despite Divock Origi’s early strike.

That and the fact that Alisson was speedy and accurate in the way he played the ball out from the back provided his teammates with the platform to mount an improbable comeback.

If Liverpool win the Champions League next month, Alisson will be due his fair share of praise and must go down as one of the heroes of the tournament.

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