Liverpool full-back Andrew Robertson has described goalkeeper Alisson Becker’s performance in the Champions League final as ‘an absolute joke’ after the Brazilian’s clear sheet helped the Reds beat Tottenham 2-0.
The Brazilian had little to do for a lot of the competition in Madrid however when he was referred to as upon he made spectacular saves and commanded his penalty space.
The 26-year-old arrived from Roma final summer season and has been an enormous hit at Anfield, holding 21 Premier League clear sheets this season, greater than every other goalkeeper.
Alisson has already made 51 appearances and has picked up the Champions League trophy in his first season in England.
Robertson is delighted to have the spectacular stopper behind him and might scarcely consider how good he has been for the Reds in opposition to Spurs and over the entire marketing campaign..
‘He’s the person, isn’t he? He’s the person.’ Robertson advised Liverpool’s official website.
‘A lot was said about Ali when he first came, a lot of pressure on him. My God, he’s been unbelievable this season.
‘[Against Spurs], it was an absolute joke the way in which he made the saves and every thing.
‘He was different class. It’s all the way down to him that we stored a clear sheet.’
Liverpool spent an enormous £66.8m on Alisson final summer season as they appeared to nail down a everlasting keeper after the error-strewn period of Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet battling it out for the gloves.
The Brazilian has now made the primary spot fully his personal, which has led to the Reds creating the most effective defence in the Premier League, conceding simply 22 targets in 38 video games.
Liverpool goalkeeping coach John Achterberg advised Press Affiliation Sport of Alisson: ‘It’s unbelievable the way in which he stayed calm in the tough conditions and the saves he makes, he takes the crew by the stress moments.
‘He’s finished it in a number of video games: Napoli to get to the knockout spherical, Barcelona to get to the final. What are you able to say?
‘Resolution-making you can’t practice, you practice and attempt to put together however what he does is so unbelievable in his first 12 months in the UK.
‘Also staying calm under high pressure is not to teach, it is natural. The training you can prepare what’s going to occur in a sport and conditions you’ll be able to practice however decision-making, when to return, when to remain, when to be calm and when to play he confirmed that’s all him.
‘We bought an expensive goalie but he paid it back with the trophy, he had a big hand in it any way.’