TV pundit Garth Crooks gave huge credit to Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson following his display against Manchester United yesterday.
Neither side had many clear-cut chances during the 0-0 draw but United had the best opportunity when Jesse Lingard went clear through on goal.
The forward tried to go round Alisson only for the Reds’ number one to claw the ball away to prevent a certain opener.
Crooks named the Brazilian in his team of the week and lavished praise on the 26-year-old for making such a vital intervention in the match:
“Alisson was so alert to what the forward was about to do – and took the ball so cleanly – that there was no hint of a possible penalty.”
“Liverpool went top of the table on Sunday all because of Alisson’s moment of sheer brilliance.”
By keeping things at 0-0, Alisson helped keep his 18th clean sheet of the campaign in all competitions.
The one point that Liverpool picked up moves them back top of the table ahead of Manchester City with 11 games remaining.
The Merseyside club will want to get back to winning ways, though, when they face Watford at Anfield on Wednesday evening before the Merseyside derby next weekend.