Jürgen Klopp Admits Alisson Was a ‘Life Saver’ After Goalkeeping Heroics Against Chelsea

​Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has praised goalkeeper Alisson Becker for his performance in their 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday, admitting that he ‘saved’ their life.

After Mohamed Salah’s wonder-strike gave Liverpool a 2-0 lead, Chelsea had a number of chances to score in quick succession but were thwarted by the Liverpool goalkeeper every time.

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With the first chance, ​Eden ​Hazard hit the post after quickly being closed down by Alisson and then had his shot from close range saved by the Brazilian number one.

Later on Alisson collected a looping header from ​N’Golo Kanté as ​Chelsea failed to score during their best minutes of the game.

“There were 10 minutes when Chelsea changed their system and had their chances and Ali [Alisson] saved our life,” Klopp told the ​Liverpool Echo.

“But in these 10 minutes, they could have changed the game completely- a post and two saves from Ali, right? But then we controlled the game again.”


The clean sheet was Alisson’s 18th of the season, the most of any goalkeeper in the ​Premier League so far this season.

The victory sent ​Liverpool to the top of the league with a two point gap over second-placed ​Manchester City, who have a game in hand.

The Reds play Porto in ​the second leg of their ​Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday, taking a 2-0 lead from the first leg. Their next fixture in their quest to win their first league title in 29 years is a trip to relegation-threatened ​Cardiff on Sunday.

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