Liverpool moved to the top of the Premier League table after they defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park on Saturday (9 December).
Goals from Mohamed Salah and Harvey Elliott sealed all three points for the Reds. Michael Owen, however, was extremely impressed with Reds goalkeeper Alisson who returned to action after injury.
The Brazilian goalkeeper made two crucial saves during the game and helped Liverpool secure all three points. In the first half, he produced a stunning save to deny Jefferson Lerma from close range, and Owen was full of praise for him.
Speaking on Premier League TV production at half-time, Owen hailed the save as “unbelievable”, and added that he is the best goalkeeper in the world at the moment. He thinks the Reds goalkeeper is a “world-class” player.
“That is why I believe he’s the best goalkeeper in the world. This is an unbelievable save,” said Owen.
“What about this for a save! That’s just world-class! He’s brilliant.”
Alisson is undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and he makes crucial saves in almost every game for the Reds.
He is now one of the senior players at the club, and along with Virgil van Dijk, he makes sure that the defence stays resolute against any opponent.
Alisson didn’t have to make enough saves on Saturday as Liverpool dominated possession. They didn’t allow Crystal Palace to create enough chances, but that’s where the real test lies. A goalkeeper has to remain alert throughout the game as a moment of lapses can lead to a goal.
It was a hard-fought win for the Reds who only looked better after Jordan Ayew was sent off. Salah scored his 200th goal for the club in all competitions and joined the elite group of players who have scored 150 goals in the Premier League.
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