Alisson Becker has recently been forced to endure the toughest period of his Liverpool career following two calamitous performances against Manchester City and Leicester.
The Reds No.1 goalkeeper looked inconsolable after his latest error-strewn display at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, which saw Liverpool lose a third consecutive Premier League match.
Unsurprisingly, Alisson decided to keep a low profile on social media as a result of his undoings against Leicester. This was probably for the best. There was nothing he could say that could really lift the mood.
So, how does one of the world’s best conjure up a response to silence the critics?
Well, a convincing victory in the Champions League last-16 coupled with a clean sheet certainly wouldn’t have done Alisson any harm in regaining his confidence.
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The Brazilian shot-stopper was back to doing what he does best as Liverpool took a big step towards reaching the quarter-finals of the competition.
It was Alisson, after all, who made a point-blank save to deny Christopher Nkunku in the second-half while the score was still 0-0.
Big moments call for big players, and Alisson certainly answered the call on this particular occasion.
And as a result, the £66 million man from AS Roma secured his 50th clean sheet as a Liverpool player.
Alisson, 28, has celebrated the personal accolade by taking to Twitter for the first time this month.
Now, Alisson will hope to build from yesterday’s momentum ahead of Saturday’s all-important Merseyside derby against Everton.
He has an impressive record, too, against the noisy neighbours across Stanley Park.
In the three appearances Alisson has come up against Everton, he is still yet to concede against Liverpool’s local rivals.
Let’s hope, then, that his impressive personal record is still in-tact come to the conclusion of the weekend’s fixtures.