Around the turn of the year Liverpool’s goalkeeping situation was a bit of mess: Mignolet failed to continue with the form he’d shown at the end of the 2016/17 season – and Karius was only being used in the cup games. During the January window the Reds were linked repeatedly with AS Roma’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker, so much so on The Tomkins Times we discovered he was from the Rio Grande in this scouting report. Worth the subscription alone, surely? The stats in that piece – as well as those in this by Andrew Beasley earlier this week – suggest he was world class last season.
Rather than look at the data, in this article we are going to focus purely on the video, looking at Alisson’s saves, claims, catches and distribution.
Crucially, when your stupid mates start reeling off cliches and criticisms of Klopp’s supposed profligate spending – just send them this context by Paul about Alisson’s world record fee and Liverpool’s current squad value.
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