goals are in football, without a doubt, of great importance. Sometimes prevented goals, however, are just as important.

Liverpool FC has won his final preliminary round game in the Champions League against Napoli 1:0 and the round reached. However, to remain in the competition until the very end in danger. The guests from Italy only needed a hit to push Jürgen Klopp’s team in the abyss – so the Europa League. And almost would have fallen also.

In the second Minute of stoppage time, the former Leverkusen and Augsburg’s Arkadiusz Milik appeared free in front of goal. However, Liverpool’s goalkeeper Alisson seemed suddenly five legs and eight arms to grow. With a spectacular save, he prevented the equaliser, and was also the hero of the game, such as Mohamed Salah, the author of the only goal.


Alissons Parade must be even higher. While a striker gets per game multiple chances, as a goal-scorer award, is required of a goalkeeper in a top team, often only two Times in 90 minutes and then needs to be there. Alisson was demanded against Naples. And I was there.

The crowd at Anfield knew after the nervous battle against Carlo Ancelotti’s team in the case of wet / cold weather, at whom it had to say thank you. “Alisson! Alisson! Alisson!”, the spectators shouted, as the Brazilian national goalkeeper with slow steps the space left.

coach Klopp then spoke with admiration about the Parade in stoppage time, as would have been divided before his eyes, the sea: “it’s Incredible, I’ve never seen anything like it. I have no words.” Sober, considered, could, however, also said that Alisson had simply done what he was brought in.

140-million-Euro Parade

on the Basis that save the development of the FC Liverpool in the recent past describe. It’s not even seven months ago that the team lost the final of the Champions League against Real Madrid 1:3, because the German goalkeeper Loris Karius made a mess of twice hard. In the summer the club invested a lot of money in order to make a Final-loser of a team, the title can win. Among other things, more than 70 million euros, rafts, allegedly on the account of the AS Rome. For Alisson moved to the Anfield Road.

Alisson plays so far this season and has a decisive role in the fact that Liverpool in the Premier League conceded in 16 games only six goals, and last weekend, the table has taken leadership.

The final man out of Brazil is praised especially for his good game with the foot, for its box-control, and his natural authority. For skills which go to make up a modern goalkeeper. Against Napoli he showed that he is also a master of the traditional craft of his Profession passable, namely the balls-to Fend off. Its Parade on the last few inches of the lot was his greatest Moment in the service of Liverpool FC.

thanks to Alisson a goal

Alisson enough prevented that Klopp’s team for your chances of wasting was punished. They had the best opportunities, the hit of Salah from 34. Minute more goals to add, but failed to either your own shortcomings or to Naples, goalkeeper David Ospina.

The coach experienced a night of extreme feelings. “I’m still full of adrenaline,” said Klopp, puffing, as he had taken to the stage in the press room for the debriefing of the game of course. Who was his opponent in the second round? And who’s the toughest rival in the battle for Europe’s crown? “I don’t know, I really don’t care.”

Liverpool FC – SSC Napoli 1:0 (1:0)
1:0 Salah (34.)
Liverpool: Alisson – Alexander-Arnold (90. Lovren), Matip, van Dijk, Robertson – Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner (85. Fabinho) – Salah , Firmino, Mané (79. Keita)
Naples: Ospina – Maksimovic, Albiol, Koulibaly, Rui (70. Ghoulam) – Ruiz (62. Zielinski), Hamsik, Allan, – Callejón, Insigne, Mertens (67. Milik)
referee: Skomina
Yellow cards: van Dijk, Salah / Koulibaly
audience : 52.015

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