Reds manager Jurgen Klopp was spotted making a beeline to Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker after the full-time whistle blew against Newcastle United on Saturday.
That’s according to The Athletic, who claim the boss went straight for an affectionate headlock on the 30-year-old – delighted by his stunning performance.
The Brazil international was voted as Liverpool’s player of the match – and rightly so.
He made four saves throughout the match, including a crucial act in the opening moments against Miguel Almiron, before later pushing an effort from Allan Saint-Maximin onto the crossbar.
Furthermore, he played an incredible long-distance kick to Mohamed Salah, which led to Nick Pope’s blunder – and his subsequent sending off.
Klopp spotted making beeline for Alisson
Having become a regular theme for matches this season, Alisson has been Liverpool’s best player, as he has often been needed to bail the side out.
This shouldn’t really be the case in games the Reds have won, as plaudits would usually go to the attackers who have dominated in the final third.
However, without the Brazil no.1 in goal, the Merseyside outfit would be nowhere near eighth in the Premier League table.
After such a poor start to the campaign, Klopp’s men miraculously have a plus-ten goal-difference. This is staggering given some of the defensive displays on show at Anfield this term.
Therefore, no wonder the German went straight to Alisson at full-time.
The shot-stopper has to be Liverpool’s player of the season thus far, and that doesn’t look to be changing anytime soon.