Liverpool picked up their first victory as champions of England after a 2-0 win against Aston Villa. Sadio Mané and Curtis Jones scored the goals on what had up to that point been a frustrating night for the Reds attack.
After a disappointing loss in midweek, it was important that Liverpool bounced back if they wanted to push on and break the record for most points obtained in a season. While the result was positive, the performance was not.
With the frontmen seemingly struggling to put goals in the back of the net, it was up to the defence to make sure the ball didn’t end up in theirs and that is exactly what goalkeeper Alisson Becker did.
While the hosts dominated the possession throughout the game Aston Villa were still able to create chances, but none of these caused much trouble for the Brazilian.
While the No.1 was rarely overstretched, the impressive aspect of his goalkeeping ability is what he does when he is called upon. When the opposition tests the Brazilian with a shot he usually catches the ball or parries it away from danger and his saves rarely result in a rebounded attempt.
The moment that highlights this skill from the Liverpool ‘keeper came at the end of the game. Villa captain Jack Grealish found himself in a one-on-one situation and was looking for the far post. Alisson was able to make an outstanding save and put it out for a corner.Embed from Getty Images
With the league wrapped up and on its way to Merseyside, the team’s goal is to push for the points record set by Manchester City in the 2017/18 season.
Individuals such as Mo Salah, Sadio Mané and Alisson Becker will have their own motivations – their eyes on the Golden Boot and Golden Glove awards. The Brazilian took one more step to his personal goal with his 13th clean sheet of the season.
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