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Liverpool 1-0 Napoli: 3 reasons why Liverpool defeated Napoli | UEFA Champions League 2018-19

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12 Dec 2018, 13:10 IST

#2 Alisson’s heroics in stoppage time

Klopp understood that a world-class goalkeeper would make this Liverpool team stronger
Klopp understood that a world-class goalkeeper would make this Liverpool team stronger

Liverpool’s defense was solid as ever. Virgil van Dijk really marshaled the troops pretty well, and so Alisson really had to do nothing till the 92nd minute of the game.

Liverpool fans had their hearts in their mouths the moment Arkadiusz Milik was six yards towards goal, and had a great chance to equalise, but Alison charged down and made an important block. It was no wonder the Anfield faithful were singing Alisson’s name at the end, and Klopp’s investment in the goalkeeper has really paid off.

Last season, Liverpool lost the big final against Real Madrid as their keeper had a nightmare that day, and Klopp understood that a world-class goalkeeper would make this Liverpool team stronger.

Klopp was surely playing for a 1-0 victory, and when you are playing with such a strict plan, your keeper needs to produce that kind of save.

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