'Largely absolved of any blame': Media hail £150k-a-week Liverpool player's efforts so far in 22/23
Liverpool have endured a difficult start to the 2022-23 campaign.
The Reds were on course for an unprecedented quadruple last season, right until the end of the campaign.
In the end, Liverpool secured the domestic cup double, lifting the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s charges haven’t had such a good time at the start of this season.
In the Premier League, Liverpool have won two games, drawn three and lost one.
And in the Champions League, the Reds have picked up three points from their opening two games.
Admittedly, Liverpool made amends for their 4-1 hammering at Napoli with a solid 2-1 win over Ajax.
Nonetheless, the Reds have some ground to make up after the international break.
With the domestic game now on ice, the Liverpool Echo assessed how each of the Anfield players have fared so far.
Just five players were in the ‘men who impressed’ column, with Alisson Becker in the quintet.
The season-so-far ratings were based on an aggregate of their ratings out of 10 for each game in which they’ve played for over 15 minutes.
And Alisson was third in the Liverpool player standings, behind Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah.
“Alisson Becker (6.63) missed only the Community Shield win over Manchester City and has been largely absolved of any blame for the general malaise,” they wrote.
Alisson has been sensational for Liverpool over the years and remains very much on top of his game.
It doesn’t bear thinking where the Reds would now be in the standings had the £150,000-a-week star not been consistently solid.
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