Liverpool fans took to Twitter to celebrate Alisson Becker after the goalkeeper shone against Crystal Palace. The Brazilian was fantastic at Anfield.
Alisson Becker deserves all the plaudits after Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 3-0. Other players caught the eye, certainly, but the Reds simply don’t win that game without their elite goalkeeper.
We called his display ‘world-class’ after the game – but that’s almost an understatement. Alisson was magnificent.
He made his first impact inside three minutes, tipping Wilf Zaha’s touch onto the post. It was a difficult moment where Alisson recovered from looking stranded. His speed and strong hand saved Liverpool from going behind.
Alisson’s overall game was solid and reliable throughout but he really made headlines in the second half. Substitute Odsonne Edouard twice got through on goal but Liverpool’s no.1 kept him out both times.
Each was a display of elite composure and few would have backed Alisson to keep Edouard out. Let alone twice.
The first was our favourite. Alisson remained on his line for as long as possible, forcing Edouard to take a touch. As soon as the Palace man did, the Brazilian pounced on the ball to claim it.
It’s no surprise, then, that Liverpool fans took to Twitter to celebrate Alisson’s performance. They’re in awe of their shot-stopper.
Fans celebrate Alisson vs Palace
Applause all-around then and fully deserved. Alisson is playing at the top of his game, looking like the world’s best once again now he’s got a settled defence in front of him.
And Liverpool will need that. Jurgen Klopp showed a desire to rest players this season, switching out his entire back four against Palace. That required Alisson to be at his best as mistakes were fairly inevitable.
He was up to the task, though. Alisson was sensational.