Alisson celebrated Liverpool’s third goal against Burnley with a 40-yard dash up the field and a knee slide close to the halfway line, according to James Pearce.
The Echo’s Liverpool correspondent reported on his personal Twitter account how the Anfield number one reacted as Xherdan Shaqiri sealed the Merseysiders’ 3-1 win at Turf Moor on Wednesday night in the first minute of stoppage time.
Pearce explained how Alisson had made a “massive contribution” to the third goal after following a save from Ben Mee with a quick throw to Daniel Sturridge to launch a counter-attack clinically finished by Shaqiri.
Loved Alisson Becker's reaction to #LFC's third goal tonight. Ran 40 yards up field and went for the knee slide close to halfway. Massive contribution with the save from Mee and then the quick throw to Sturridge. What a signing he's been.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) December 6, 2018
Alisson is living up to his billing as one of the world’s elite goalkeepers following a series of outstanding performances in recent weeks. The Brazilian is making a habit of producing top-quality saves when they matter most, as he did against Everton at the weekend and once again versus Burnley on Wednesday (he was also excellent against Paris Saint-Germain eight days ago, albeit in a losing cause). But Alisson is far more than a superb shot-stopper with the reflexes and athleticism of an alley cat. His concentration is superb, as he follows long periods of inactivity behind a magnificent defence by producing blinding saves, and he cuts a commanding figure in his box. The days when Liverpool fans were sent into a blind panic every time their team conceded a set-piece have long gone, such is the excellence of Alisson and the likes of Virgil van Dijk ahead of him. As Pearce points out, the keeper has been yet another brilliant signing.