Liverpool produced a masterful last 30 minutes to come from behind to beat Burnley 3-1 this evening and stay within touching distance of Manchester City.
However, it could have been very different at the full-time whistle if it weren’t for Alisson. The Brazilian produced yet another world-class save to deny Burnley a very late equaliser, before releasing the ball quickly for Sturridge, which led to a third goal on the counterattack to seal all three points for the Reds.
Not only did the save leave fans speechless, but the intelligence to get the ball moving again didn’t go unnoticed by fans on Twitter:
There’s nobody in the Premier League better than Alisson. Nobody.
— Matt (@FalseFirmino) December 5, 2018
Unbelievable what Alisson has just done, unbelievable. This is easily worth 2 points in a precious league race. Liverpool's best player this season alongside Van Dijk, in my humble opinion.
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) December 5, 2018
Alisson is sooooo alert to counterattack opportunities. Fantastic keeper.
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) December 5, 2018
Alisson last season and we’d be signing “in Kyiv we won it 6 times.”
— – (@lfcrealtalk) December 5, 2018
Alisson's literally won us this match. Unreal. First that save to keep us 2-1 up, then the quick release to set in motion the counter for our 3rd goal.
— Mik (@MikLFC) December 5, 2018
This is the second game changing moment Alisson has made in as many matches, with his point blank save to deny Andre Gomes in Sunday’s Merseyside Derby also changing the complexion of the game and allowing Liverpool to go on to pick up all three points.
Rival fans may have laughed when Liverpool paid Roma £65m for his services in the summer, but he’s justifying that price and then some.
Alisson has undoubtedly been one of our most important signings in years.