'Simply amazing': Some fans can't get enough of Alisson vs Southampton
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'Simply amazing': Some fans can't get enough of Alisson vs Southampton

Liverpool fans were full of praise for Alisson Becker after his display against Southampton on Saturday. The goalkeeper managed to stand out in a 4-0 win.

It’s not often that you’re thanking your goalkeeper after a 4-0 win but here we are. Alisson Becker was outstanding against Southampton, putting in a perfect performance.

And Liverpool needed it. We wrote ahead of the game how Southampton struggle to take chances but the Reds seemed determined to help them out.

We had miscalculations with positioning, some bizarre backpasses, and even Thiago getting caught in possession early on. Fortunately, Alisson was there to cover up every single mistake.

The Thiago one was arguably his best. The Spaniard took his time against the Saints’ high press but completely messed up his backpass. Instead of finding a teammate, you played a fine through-ball for James Ward-Prowse.

Alisson reacted in a flash, however. He got out quickly and managed to dive at Ward-Prowse’s feet, tipping the ball away and saving Thiago’s blushes.

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But that was just one moment of excellence – the Brazilian had a few. Ridiculously for a game that finished in a 4-0 win, Alisson actually made more saves than his opposite number.

He was vital here. Southampton could have easily put pressure on Liverpool early on if not for his quality.

It was enough that we named Alisson as one of Liverpool’s three best players against Southampton. Honestly, he was a real Man of the Match shout.

We were far from alone in thinking that, too, as fans took to Twitter to hail Alisson for his performance.

Alisson Becker shines for Liverpool vs Southampton

Alisson is now not-so-quietly enjoying a fantastic season right now. There have been a couple of questionable moments, of course, but really nothing much to complain about.

But as the Reds look to go all-out attack this season, they’ve relied heavily on their goalkeeper. He’s answering the call, however, and playing at a magnificent level.

Long may it continue. Today may have been a rout but performances like this will often be the difference between three points and one.

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