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Alisson Becker has been the key change behind Liverpool success

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Alisson Becker has been the key change behind Liverpool success

Liverpool’s 3-0 away win at Watford on Saturday had the feel of potential Premier League champions, but they know they’ll have to keep up the pace to dethrone reigning champions Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp’s side remain unbeaten after the opening 13 league games and have racked up 33 points in that time.

There has certainly been a major improvement made by the Reds this campaign and it isn’t in attack, as they were equally as emphatic in the final third during the last season.

But Liverpool’s new-found resilience in defence is allowing them to grind out victories and goalkeeper Alisson Becker has been a key difference in the early season success.

 

Liverpool splashed out £67million (Sky Sports) to sign Alisson in the summer from Roma and the £120,000-a-week ace (Spotrac) has made quite the impact.

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The Brazil international has conceded just five league goals all season and has managed to solve a problem area in Klopp’s side.

He is certainly a world-class goalkeeper that is proving himself at Anfield and looks at total ease in-between the sticks.

The 26-year-old was mainly quiet in the win over Watford at the weekend, but did what all elite shot-stoppers do by popping up with one crucial save to help turn the tide of the game.

Alisson remarkably denied Watford’s Roberto Pereyra following his effort in the penalty area and his contributions are helping turn Liverpool into the real deal.

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