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I had no idea’: Jurgen Klopp said 30-year-old Liverpool player left him in complete shock last night

Jurgen Klopp says he had ‘no idea’ how Alisson made his penalty save against West Ham United on Wednesday evening. Liverpool can thank him.

 

Jurgen Klopp can thank Alisson Becker for two points after the goalkeeper kept West Ham United out at Anfield. Liverpool were 1-0 up thanks to Darwin Nunez before Joe Gomez gave away a penalty.

 

Jarrod Bowen stepped up and had a decent effort but the Brazilian was equal to it. Liverpool went into the break 1-0 up and eventually saw out the game that way.

 

Klopp doesn’t want anyone underestimating the quality of the save, though. He told the BBC afterwards that he couldn’t believe how Alisson got to it. In fact, he was concerned that he’d come off his line to do so.

 

“It was an outstanding penalty save,” Klopp told the BBC. “It was a really well-taken penalty, right in the corner, and I had no idea how Ali did that.

 

We were a little concerned he wasn’t on the line to be honest with you, nowadays you never know if you can celebrate a penalty save or not but he did that right. It was very important in that moment just before half time.”

 

Alisson penalty save

It was brilliant from Alisson, who otherwise had a strange game. His kicking was off for once and he gave it away twice deep inside the Reds’ half with poor passes.Liverpool FC v West Ham United - Premier League

 

But in the end, that didn’t matter. It’s the penalty save that made all the difference here and means that Alisson has had a massive impact in back-to-back games now.

 

His pass to assist Mohamed Salah was decisive against Manchester City. Here it was a penalty save that kept West Ham out. You can’t ask for more from a goalkeeper who may well be the best in the world right now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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