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Journo asks Ballon d’Or question after Alisson makes stunning save in Copa America

While Alisson Becker was regarded as a fine goalkeeper during his time in Rome, it’s fairly safe to say he wasn’t talked about in the same breath as Manuel Neuer or David de Gea when the Reds pushed to sign him in the summer of 2018.

While quite a few eyebrows were raised when he moved to Merseyside in a record €62.5 million move, his doubters were silenced pretty quickly after watching the Brazilian’s heroics for the club.

The 26-year-old has firmly established himself as one of the best in the business in his maiden season with Liverpool and was instrumental as the Reds marched to Champions League glory.

The shot-stopper has proven his worth for the national side as well and has been unbeatable during Brazil’s impressive run to the Copa America final.

And it looks like Alisson saved his best form for the biggest of stages as he had a dream day in the office in the 2-0 win over fierce rivals Argentina yesterday.

No deflections or parrying it away

Alisson had gone 8 games without conceding prior to the semi-final clash and was up against the best player in the world Lionel Messi.

The Brazilian goalkeeper was instrumental when Liverpool pulled off one of the greatest comebacks at Anfield with a 4-0 win against Barcelona back in May.

Lionel Messi would have thought it was payback time when a free-kick was awarded to Argentina during the second half of their clash against Brazil.

But it wasn’t to be as Alisson showed his prowess by immaculately predicting the direction of the free-kick and catching the ball without even breaking a sweat.

Save so good, it had journos quizzing him about a possible Ballon d’Or win after the game

The best players perform on the biggest of occasions and Alisson’s performance against one of the greatest of all time has Liverpool fans convinced that they have the very best in the business between the sticks at Anfield.

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Liverpool’s Alisson continues monster season with two superhuman saves for Brazil v Paraguay

Alisson Becker has enforced himself as the first-choice goalkeeper for Brazil and his heroics today showed us why he’s regarded as one of the best keepers in the world.

After enduring a successful season that saw Liverpool win the UEFA Champions League and finish second with a remarkable 97 points in the Premier League, Alisson now has the chance to add to his success this season.

Brazil are in the semis of the Copa America after defeating Paraguay 4-3 on penalties.

Brazil faced Paraguay in Porto Alegre, the hometown of Alisson. The local boy was decisive in Brazil’s progress to the semi-finals.

Brazil dominated the proceedings. They had possession as well as attempts but a stubborn Paraguay defence managed to keep the score-sheet at 0-0. Paraguay were reduced to 10 men in the 58th minute but Brazil could not capitalize on the advantage.

During penalties, Alisson gave Brazil the perfect start with a save on Gustavo Gomez’ attempt. The teams went on to score their subsequent penalties until Roberto Firmino horrendously shot his penalty wide.

Following Firmino’s miss, Alisson watched Derlis Gonzalez’s effort go wide giving Brazil the chance to decide their own faith. Gabriel Jesus stepped up and comfortably sent Brazil to semi-finals. The whole stadium cheered after what looked like another defeat in the Copa America as they have been suffering in the past 3 editions.

“This is a team that deserved the win today,” Alisson very sportingly acknowledges his teammates in today’s victory. A classy and selfless act by the Liverpool No 1.

Brazil will now wait to see who they face in the semi-final round. Argentina and Venezuela will battle it out in the quarter-final later tonight.

Venezuela have already met Brazil in the group stages and played out a 0-0 draw. Argentina have gone to great lengths to make it into the quarter-finals after a string of disappointing performances.

As favourites of the tournament, Brazil will not pay much attention to whom they have to face. With ridiculously gifted talent and the home support, this could finally be Brazil’s first international trophy victory in 10 years since their Confederations Cup victory in 2009

Superhuman stuff this from the Liverpool goalie! Watch as Alisson makes a couple of very decisive saves during the game –