Jurgen Klopp has praises goalkeeper Alisson following his impressive performance against Crystal Palace.
Much has been made of Liverpool splashing out a then world record fee of £68 million to sign the Brazilian goalkeeper, but he certainly showed his quality in the club’s 2-0 win against Crystal Palace on Monday night.
The Brazilian ‘keeper, who has of course never played in the Premier League, made some superb saves, with the pick of the bunch being from midfielder Luka Milivojevic’s free kick.
Speaking after the game, Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for his expensive goalkeeper:
“The free-kick save was outstanding,” Klopp said told his post-match press conference.
“I saw it, it was not the goalkeeper’s corner, so it was quite impressive. So was the save from the [Christian] Benteke header.
“Around each set-piece, Palace block the goalkeeper and [Virgil] van Dijk, and both were most decisive in these situations. They worked through the forest of people. That was all good.
“But it was not a brilliant football game from us. We won it because we scored in two very decisive moments. That’s good, a big step for us. Everyone who watches us knows if we are not brilliant we usually lose. Today we were not brilliant but we still won. That was nice!”