By Harry Upton
Liverpool’s weekend game against Brighton wasn’t the greatest of results for the Champions.
But it still stood as a huge occasion for their number one Alisson Becker as he made his 100th appearance for the club.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 28, 2020
Often regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, Liverpool signed the Brazil international for a then record fee for a goalkeeper of £66.8million from Serie A side AS Roma and has since become the first name on the team sheet for Jurgen’s Reds.
After years of goalkeeper problems and the troubles of the 2018 champions league final, Klopp had had enough and brought in the 28-year-old stopper after being impressed with his performances against his side in the semis of the same year.
Alisson recorded 17 clean sheets from 37 games for AS Roma during the 2017/18 season which instantly impressed Jurgen Klopp and became his second component to fixing the holes in Liverpool’s backline after Virgil Van Dijk was brought in for £75 million the January before.
The Brazil international made his debut for Liverpool on August 12 in a 4-0 win over West Ham and has since picked up an array of single accolades over his two and a half years at the club.
In his first full season at the club he recorded a total of 21 Premier League clean sheets securing the 2018/19 Golden Glove and saw himself placed in the Premier League team of the season.
The same season saw him pick up the Champions League Golden Glove with a total of 6 clean sheets and was announced as the Champions League goalkeeper of the season as well as making the UEFA team of the year.
He finished 7th in the 2019 Ballon d’Or ranking the highest for a goalkeeper in the awards and became the first ever recipient of the Yashin trophy meaning he finished the year as the world’s best keeper.
Since Alisson’s arrival on Merseyside he has helped Liverpool win their 6th Champions League title keeping a clean sheet and making a total of eight saves in a 2-0 win over Tottenham.
The 28-year-old made more saves with a clean sheet in a Champions League final since Vitor Baia in Porto’s 2003/04 final victory.
The man between the sticks was also a key part in Liverpool’s 2019/20 Premier League winning side bringing their wait for a title to an end and putting his name in the history books of Liverpool.
Even though missing nine games from injury Alisson still finished second in the golden glove that year with 13 clean sheets from 29 games only conceding 23 goals across that tenure and when he wasn’t there he was massively missed.
A century of games on now for Klopp’s men and Alisson has kept an incredible 48 clean sheets showing his true value to the reds and making a fair point for himself as one of the world’s best.
The South American also shows his true stature by holding the no.1 spot for his national side brazil starting over other top keepers like Ederson Santana de Moraes.
Since making his debut for the side in 2015, a few days after turning 23, he has been a mainstay making 44 appearances and keeping a staggering 30 clean sheets for Tite’s team.
He also added to his trophy cabinet wining the Cope America in 2019 only conceding one goal in the entire tournament making it Brazil’s eighth time lifting the trophy.
Liverpool now hope for another 100 games from the shot stopper as he will be the man to maintain the greatness they have recently found themselves in.
He will not only go down as Liverpool legend but as one the best stoppers to grace the beautiful game.