Could this be the save of the season already? Alisson’s performance was truly exceptional.
Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe praised Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson for making one of the most remarkable saves he’s ever witnessed during Sunday’s Premier League match at St James’ Park.
Despite Darwin Nunez’s late heroics stealing the spotlight, the Brazilian goalkeeper’s save in the 36th minute of the game almost went unnoticed. Nunez, a substitute, netted two late goals, securing a remarkable comeback for the Reds who had been reduced to 10 players after Virgil van Dijk received a straight red card from referee John Brooks.
Had it not been for Alisson’s extraordinary reflexes, Liverpool would likely have entered halftime trailing 2-0. Anthony Gordon had given Newcastle the lead in the 25th minute with a composed finish following an error by Liverpool’s right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold. At that moment, the home team was firmly in control.
Newcastle’s Miguel Almiron seemed certain to extend their lead after striking the ball powerfully with his left foot from within the box. However, Alisson astoundingly managed to tip the ball onto the crossbar and away to safety, leaving Almiron and his teammates in disbelief. You can witness the remarkable save in the video below.
— Liverpool 🇫🇷 (@RedsFrance) August 27, 2023
Je vous jure on parle pas assez de cet arrêt de Alisson gt choqué devant mon écran pic.twitter.com/6WEKdOx9c4
— Lil Ibra 🧨 (@Berserker92_) August 27, 2023
Even though we’re still in August, that save is already a formidable contender for the Premier League Save of the Season. It’s quite safe to assume that we might not witness many superior saves from goalkeepers throughout the season, up until May.
Per journalist@DaveOCKOP on Twitter, Howe even said after the match: “Alisson’s save, for Almiron’s shot, was the best I’ve ever seen in my life.” Extremely high praise but, you have to say, thoroughly deserved.
How many saves did Alisson make vs Newcastle?
Alisson made a total of seven saves during the match – the most he’s ever made in a single Premier League game since joining Liverpool from AS Roma in 2018. “I am here,” the South American told Sky Sports after the game. “This is part of my job.”
Alisson made seven saves against Newcastle, the most he’s ever made in a single Premier League game for Liverpool.
Another reminder he’s one of the best the PL has ever seen. 🧤
— Squawka (@Squawka) August 27, 2023