“I’ve got to be honest” – Carragher claims ‘unbelievable’ Liverpool star is ‘best in the world’ in his position
Jamie Carragher has showered praise on Liverpool superstar Alisson Becker after his impressive performance against West Ham United on Sunday (September 24).
The Brazilian shot-stopper was on hand to save a header from Tomas Soucek early on. Allison had to dive low to his right to keep out the Czech Republic international's attempt to keep his team in the game.
Mohamed Salah put his team in front from the spot in the 16th minute before Jarrod Bowen beat Alisson with a header in the 42nd minute. The goalkeeper's early save was important to prevent the Reds conceding first once again this season.
They never fell behind against the Hammers, scoring twice in the second half to secure all three points at Anfield. Recalling the former AS Roma star's save, Carragher said on An Echo of Glory podcast (h/t Rousing the Kop):
"I think he’s unbelievable. He produced an unbelievable save at the weekend from Jarrod Bowen. So, yeah, we’ve got a top goalkeeper you’ve got to get past."
Alisson's £67 million transfer from AS Roma in the summer of 2018 has proved to be one of the most important ones under Jurgen Klopp.
Since then, the Reds have won every major trophy, with the Brazilian providing a strong foundation for Klopp to build his team on. The 30-year-old has 104 clean sheets in 237 games across competitions for the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp pleased with Liverpool development in West Ham win
Jurgen Klopp was happy that Liverpool didn't concede first in the 3-1 league win against West Ham United at the weekend.
The Reds have conceded first in four games across competitions this season but won all of them. Thta includes the 2-1 win against Newcastle United where they scored two late goals despite being a man down.
They also beat LASK 3-1 after coming back from a goal down in their UEFA Europa League opener last week. After the win against the Hammers, Klopp told the club's official website:
"That looks positive. Again, these boys are good footballers and when they have a great day they are extremely good. But when it doesn’t start as well – that’s why I liked the development into the game.
"This time, we didn’t concede first, but we conceded anyway. It feels the same, to be honest, not great."
Liverpool are second in the league table with 16 points from six games, only trailing Manchester City, who have won all six games. Liverpool's next assignment is an EFL Cup clash against Leicester City on Merseyside on Wednesday (September 27).