Liverpool keeper Alisson has explained to reporters that he’s not a show-off and doesn’t do anything for the cameras.
The Brazilian is undeniably a flashy goalkeeper, but that’s predominantly because of his undeniable ability with his feet rather than because he makes simple saves look harder than they are.
When he’s stopping shots, Alisson is textbook and prefers to catch the ball than parry it.
“I am more mature today, so I deal better with the mistakes than the many times when I locked myself away and wanted to be alone,” Alisson told Goal.
“But if you look at my professional history as a goalkeeper, I am not somebody who makes many mistakes. My game is characterised by consistency.
“That is what has brought me to Liverpool. I like to make simple saves. I don’t make saves for the camera. If the ball is in front of me, I won’t dive. If it’s to the side of me, I will dive to the side.
“My saves are not to show off or Hollywood saves for the camera.”
Bar his mistake against Leicester City, which didn’t actually cost us any points, Alisson has been largely exemplary since his expensive arrival from AS Roma.
The difference was clear on Wednesday evening, when Simon Mignolet returned between the sticks.
Thankfully, Alisson will be back to guard net at Stamford Bridge, up against the Premier League’s in-form player Eden Hazard.
Our forwards will also be looking to outdo the Belgian, who has left some scars on us following his EFL Cup wonder-goal.