Alisson Becker’s influence for Liverpool since his £67 million move from AS Roma in 2018 has been unquantifiable following a European winning and record-breaking Premier League inaugural campaign for the Reds.
The Brazilian has recently recovered from an ankle injury to make six consecutive starts for the European champions after being sidelined following a knock on the opening game of the season against Norwich
Alisson, 27, has since been ever-present for Jurgen Klopp’s side making vital contributions to set Liverpool on their way to an eight-point lead at the summit of the Premier League. The FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year has only ever lost once in 43 league appearances for the Reds since his record-breaking move.
However, despite 22 clean sheets last campaign, the former Serie A shot-stopper has failed to add to that eye-watering record as of yet this season. Alisson is without a clean sheet in his previous seven matches despite the Reds unbeaten start to the new campaign.
This is a run the European Cup winner will be desperate to put an end to when Liverpool travel to face Crystal Palace in the capital on Saturday afternoon.
Alisson is by no means out of form following on from a record-breaking league campaign that saw the Brazil No.1 take home the Premier League Golden Glove for 2019. Despite leaking goals, Liverpool have made the joint-best start to a league season after 12 matches recording a staggering 34 points from a possible 36.
The reason for the recent leak of goals could be due to Liverpool’s new renowned status as conquers of Europe. Rather than being the hunters, Klopp’s side now have had to adapt to being the hunted with opponents now looking to purposely frustrate the Reds rather than play their usual game.
Also, Klopp has made Liverpool more adaptable in terms of opponents style of play. Rather than the heavy metal intensity supporters became accustomed to in Klopp’s early days as manager, Liverpool have matured to find different ways of winning matches.
The Red’s have become more streetwise to win ugly alongside their exuberant irresistible style to take 20 victories from their previous 21 league matches.
Liverpool are in the form of their lives and if they are able to combine defensive steel alongside their winning resilience then it will be difficult to see anyone standing in the Red’s way on their quest to securing a first league title since 1990.