Alisson: what is was like to make 92nd minute save vs. Napoli

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Alisson admits rescuing Liverpool with a 92nd minute save against Napoli was like scoring a late winner.

The Brazilian played hero on Tuesday night when he made himself big before denying Arkadiusz Milik with a vital save from close range.

It ultimately sent Liverpool through to the last 16 of the Champions League with the 1-0 win they required following Mohamed Salah’s superb first-half goal.

The summer signing’s moment in the spotlight warranted chants of his name around Anfield and a familiar Jurgen Klopp bear hug.

He told the Times: “A save at the end of the game is always great and you feel you have contributed to the game.”

“Of course, an important save in the first minute is as important as a save in the last minute but for the fans it’s the closest thing to scoring a goal in the last minute, like we did in the derby against Everton.”

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Alisson has been in outstanding form so far this season, keeping 10 clean sheets in the Premier League and two in the Champions League. Between the former Roma man and Liverpool’s vastly-improved defence, the Reds have only shipped 13 goals all campaign.

The 26-year-old was particularly superb in the dramatic Merseyside derby win over Everton, producing an exceptional reaction save to keep out a first-half Andre Gomes header.

Besides flaunting his well-marketed composure on the ball, he has also made a monumental impact with his reliability between the sticks.

Thus far, he has been worth every penny.

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