Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker had a big say in yesterday’s 3-1 win against Burnley.
The Brazilian number one kept the ball in play before setting up the counter-attack for Xherdan Shaqiri to score the crucial third goal at Turfmoor to seal victory.
Fans on Twitter are delighted with the impact that Alisson has made since being signed from Roma for £67m in the summer:
Absolute fantastic signing. Him and Van Dik really making a difference at the back.
— Jason Duffy (@Duffy79Jason) 6 December 2018
£70million" well spent I would say.
— victor smyth (@tvsmyth2011) 6 December 2018
Pure class.Apart from the Leicester error,@Alissonbecker has saved LFC massive points.I wish Marius would have stayed on as an understudy
— Newnexinho (@HMcopiyo) 6 December 2018
An absolute gem 💎 if you ask me…👌🏾
— ☆MrJaimie☆ (@jamestoy) 6 December 2018
Be interesting to know how many goals he has played a part in this season, feels a lot
— Nicholas Halliwell (@nhall9) 6 December 2018
Proves how fundamentally important it was for us to sign a genuine world class keeper
— Steve Foster (@SteveFoster2017) 6 December 2018
He's the best
— KASHFIRM Inc. gift card 💳 (@J_shelvy) 6 December 2018
He reads the game so well.
— Gennah (@Gennah12) 6 December 2018
It’s refreshing to see quick thinking from a keeper. It’s been far too long coping with Mignolet and Karius’ time wasting decisions that’s have led to opportunities wasted and even bookings
— Johnny Murphy (@Johnny92M) 6 December 2018
Worth every penny
— Karsten Klint (@Karsten_Klint) 6 December 2018
He's by far the best in the league and probably in Europe on current form…
— Antony Bonner (@antbon1978) 6 December 2018
There were a few who argued that the 26-year-old was at fault for the Burnley goal, but Jack Cork’s strike shouldn’t have stood anyway.
Chris Wood was standing in an offside position while attempting to play the ball, distracting Alisson which led to him palming the ball away.
Cork then kicked the ball out of the Brazilian’s hands to put the ball into the back of the net. Luckily for referee Stuart Attwell, the Reds managed to turn things around with goals from James Milner, substitute Roberto Firmino and the aforementioned Shaqiri.