Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker more than justified his £67m price tag after a man of the match display in the Champions League final.
The Brazilian international was the first keeper to keep a clean sheet in the final for nine years, pulling off some very good saves to help the Reds to a 2-0 win.
Fans on Twitter were waxing lyrical about Alisson’s top drawer performance:
My keeper AB1 best in the world
— Mr. Zim 🇿🇼 (@stackz1shot) 2 June 2019
Well deserved the best goalkeeper in the world
— Liam Lynch (@LiamLyn82376046) 2 June 2019
Thanks, Thor’s twin ☺️🧤
— Tifani /ᐠ ｡ꞈ｡ᐟ\ﾉ♡ (@tiffayumuyuka) 2 June 2019
What a signing and a difference maker
— Cathal Robinson (@CathalRobinson) 2 June 2019
— Brian E. Paterson (@BrianEPaterson) 2 June 2019
He was fantastic, everything he had to do he did brilliantly.
— Rob Evans (@Rob_Evans10) 2 June 2019
Top performance 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯
— J’s #YNWA🔴 (@chicagobooo) 2 June 2019
In Ali we trust
— KELVIN CJ LIOW (@kelvincjliow) 2 June 2019
— Reuben (@reuben4747) 2 June 2019
Brilliant game super hero 🇮🇪 ☘️
— Gerard 71 Dublin (@gerardkane71) 2 June 2019
The Brazilian did not have to make any world-class stops during the match but as manager Jurgen Klopp said himself after the game, the 26-year-old makes difficult saves look easy. There were no mistakes as he prevented Tottenham from coming back into the game.
It was a stark contrast to last year’s final when Loris Karius’s mistakes cost Liverpool against Madrid. Alisson proved to be the difference and what a signing he has proven to be for the Merseyside club this season.