For a few years Liverpool were just a few signings away from turning their strong team into a great one. The Reds went out and bought Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk in order to take this next step. The buys definitely paid off and a new chart by Football365 has shown just how impressive our keeper has been, Alisson has topped the save percentage charts.
The Reds signed Alisson from Roma in a £67m deal in the summer of 2018.
In his first season at the club the Brazilian picked up the Premier League Golden Glove as well as an embarrassment of other individual awards.
The shot stopper recently collected the inaugural Yachine award for the world’s best keeper.
Despite missing two months at the start of the season, Alisson has managed to work himself to within one clean sheet of the top of the Golden Glove chart.
In a new table by Football365, Alisson has taken first place in the save percentage rankings.
The Brazilian has saved 100% of shots he’s faced from outside the box. Overall, Alisson has saved 84.21% of shots he’s faced.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga (who they signed for a world record £71m) is 23rd with 55.56%.
What RTK has to say
This chart does well to highlight the importance of Alisson to this side.
Too often do fans and pundits overlook his contributions because he has Virgil van Dijk in front of him.
When you have the world’s best defender, your keeper isn’t called upon too often.
Thankfully for Jürgen Klopp, when Alisson is called upon he is rarely beaten.
The fact that Ali has Virgil in front of him should actually make his save percentage more impressive as it is easier to lose concentration when you have to face less shots.