Alisson Becker kept yet another clean sheet, against Brentford, the 199th of his senior career and he could get his 200th during Brazil’s last world cup qualifier against Argentina next week. With the Brazilian approaching such a milestone, could he be Liverpool’s best goalkeeper ever?
The 31-year-old joined the Reds from Roma in 2018, and has established himself as one of the greatest goalkeepers in Europe. He was credited with keeping Liverpool in the Champions League against Napoli, before going onto lift the title for a sixth time.
The South American has won every competition that he has taken part in at club level under Klopp so far. The honours include:
- The Premier League (2019-20)
- The Champions League (2018-19)
- The EFL Cup (2021-22)
- The FA Cup (2021-22)
- The Club World Cup (2019)
- The UEFA Super Cup (2019)
- Community shield (2022)
Liverpool’s number one has also raked up individual awards as well since joining the Reds. Such as the Yashin Trophy and The Best FIFA Goalkeeper awards in 2019.
Alisson has the statistics, individual performances, and awards to back up Liverpool’s £66.8 million purchase back in 2018, and he is regarded as the best ever to some Liverpool fans.
Rose Denny, a retired pub owner from Liverpool, said:” I do, and I don’t think he is our greatest keeper ever. I have been watching Liverpool since the 60s. I have watched lots of keepers like Jerzey (Dudek) and (Chris) Kirkland and all have been amazing and have won trophies with us. In the game that as it is played now though I would say Alisson is the best modern day goalkeeper.”
Daniel Hays from Bishop’s Stortford said: “It is a hard one for me because Ray Clemence was amazing for Liverpool and I grew up watching Bruce Grobbelarr, two amazing goalkeepers. When Alisson came in he changed Liverpool and we desperately needed someone like him in the net. He just gives the rest of the team so much confidence.”
Alisson’s ability as a keeper is a given but he has claimed assists and dramatically even got on the scoresheet, with a last gasp winner against West Bromwich Albion in 2021.
Chasing a top four place Liverpool desperately needed to win at the Hawthorns to stay in touching distance. The Brazilian came up for an injury time corner to head home Trent-Alexander-Arnold’s cross.
Alisson has captured the hearts of the Liverpool fans in that moment alone and is continuing his glittering form, it seems like the sky is the limit for the Brazilian.