How Allison Becker’s incredible saves is keeping Liverpool on top of the Premier League table.


Many fans called for Lloris Karius to be replaced after his blunder in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Liverpool went ahead to sign Allison Becker for a record €72.5 million which was later making him the most expensive goalkeeper of all time, surpassing the transfers of Ederson Moraes(most expensive in pound sterling) and Gianluigi Buffon (most expensive in Euros).

However, the fee was broken just four weeks later when Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga for a reported £71.6 million (€80 million) from Athletic Bilbao

On Sunday, Alisson made a fantastic last-ditch save to deny Jesse Lingard from giving Manchester United the lead which saw Liverpool go on top of the league after 0-0 draw with rivals Manchester United

With 11 games to finish the season, Liverpool are on top of the Premier League leading second placed Manchester City with one point but Liverpool owes that success to Allison Becker.

Liverpool’s front three (Mane, Firmino & Salah) are often praised and labelled the most important players for the Kop but Allison is the reason why Liverpool are on top of the league.

The Brazilian has been brilliant since joining Liverpool from Roma last summer, keeping 15 clean sheets to help the Reds open up a one-point lead at the top of the table with 11 games remaining.

Though surrounded by a solid defense, Allison has managed to keep more clean sheets by any other keeper since joining the club last season.

His 15th clean sheet came in a goalless draw against Manchester United on Sunday, sending Liverpool a point clear at the top of the table; he is now nine clean sheets away from matching the Premier League record for most kept in a single season.

Liverpool in the past, have seen the Premier League title slip through their hands as a result of their poor defensive record.

Many fans will remember Captain Steven Gerrard’s famous slip against Chelsea as the reason why Liverpool failed to win the title in 2013/14, though the Reds’ defence played a big part.

Brendan Rodgers’ side conceded 50 goals across the season, including three against Crystal Palace in a thrilling 3-3 draw, which earned the nickname ‘Crystanbul’.

With 27 games played this season, Liverpool have conceded just 15 goals, only letting in more than two goals in a single game twice.

Alisson’s 15 clean sheets sees him sit nine behind the Premier League record for most clean sheets in a single season.

Petr Cech who achieved 24 in the 2004/05 season en route to the Premier League title currently holds that record.

This season, Liverpool have conceded just 15 goals, only letting in more than two goals in a single game twice. Alisson’s 15 clean sheets sees him sit nine behind the Premier League record for most clean sheets in a single season.

Allison has saved an incredible 78.26% of shots on target faced in the Premier League this term, making 56 saves.

With 11 games left to play this season, Liverpool fans can rely on the Brazilian shot stopper to power them to their first Premier League trophy well that is if second placed City does not drop any point.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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