Who is the Best Goalkeeper this Year?

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is the best goalkeeper in the world today. The fact is like that. Last season in the inaugural season with Liverpool, the 27-year-old goalkeeper collected 21 clean sheets that made him rewarded with the Golden Glove award and led Liverpool to become runner-up by 1 point difference from Manchester City who won.

Alisson’s performance continued in the Champions League by bringing Liverpool to become the Champion for the sixth time. For his brilliant performance, Alisson got a golden glove at the end of the competition.

Fierce at the club, fierce also in the Brazilian national team. Alisson was once again a star by bringing Brazil to win the Copa America. Alisson’s performance makes the fan’s amused.

How is that possible? Alisson only conceded 1 goal throughout the tournament with achievement of 5 clean sheets from 6 matches. The only goal that was lodged in the Alisson goal occurred in the final in a 3-1 win over Peru. At the end of the tournament, Alisson won the Golden Glove.

3 different competitions, 3 times lifting the Cup, 3 times getting a golden glove or gold gloves made record for him as the first goalkeeper in history to win 3 gold gloves in three prestigious competitions. At the end of the year Alisson was rewarded with a prestigious Individual award by winning the Ballon d’Or specifically for the goalkeeper.

Alisson’s performance continues this season. Although he missed the start of the season due to injury, Alisson still holds the status of the best goalkeeper. Absent for 8 games in the Premier League competition did not make Alisson’s performance declined. Until week 25, Alisson led the top nine clean sheets list in the Premier League to equal the achievements of Sheffield United keeper Dean Henderson and Burnley keeper Nick Pope.

The closest competitor Dean Henderson has even conceded 21 goals with 75% saving percentage while Nick Pope even more has conceded 38 goals with 67% saving percentage only. From the statistics above, of course Alisson is still in the top position. Of the 17 matches this season, Alisson only conceded 6 goals. When compared with goalkeepers in the Top 5 European Leagues, Alisson is still at the top leaving Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak and Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.

If he continues to maintain this performance, Alisson has a great chance to get the Premier League Golden Glove in a row which also opens up opportunities to win the Ballon d’Or again. It will be great to see and predict who will come out as the best goalkeeper of the year.

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