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What Alisson did against Brighton was "not too cool" says Jurgen Klopp - but Liverpool fans loved it; The Brazilian goalkeeper kept his third consecutive clean sheet in the Premier League against the Seagulls.

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Liverpool weren't at their best against Brighton on Saturday, but managed to clinch the three points in the end.

Mo Salah scored the only goal at Anfield asthe Reds saw off Chris Hughton's spirited Seagulls to move to the top of the Premier League, taking advantage of the fact that Manchester City had dropped points in a 1-1 draw at Wolves earlier in the day.

The win was achieved with a third consecutive clean sheet in the Premier League this season, with new goalkeeper Alisson yet to concede a goal since joining the club.

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And in the second half, the Brazilian showed his new fans what he was all about.

When dealing with a backpass and being faced with Brighton's Anthony Knockaert closing him down, Alisson nonchalantly flicked the ball over the Frenchman's head before controlling it expertly.

It was a remarkable moment of calmness from the 'keeper, who made a fine late save from a Glenn Murray header to confirm victory.

But after the match, Jurgen Klopp was clear about which one he enjoyed more.

"[The Alisson chip] was not too cool," he said.

"I had a few centre halves, like Mats Hummels, who did things like this.

"Alisson is obviously a very good footballing goalkeeper! I like the save more than the chip!"

Liverpool fans loved it though, and have instantly taken to the new goalkeeper, with Loris Karius' two-year loan deal to Besiktas also confirmed on Saturday.

Klopp paid tribute to the goalkeeper, saying: ""We said goodbye yesterday, he's really looking forward to it, so that's good.

"It's good for him, I really think Loris is a fantastic goalkeeper, at a very good goalkeeper age.

"A lot of people spoke now about our improved defence, and as good as Alisson was in the last three games, in most of the games when we were already really good he was not here.

"It was Loris in goal, and he did a lot of good things.

"When I saw the Besiktas team, it's quite an experienced team so they have a good chance to win the league in Turkey.

"Now they have a really good goalkeeper, I'm really happy for him and he was very happy for the opportunity as well."



Alisson kept another clean sheet


Mo Salah got the game's only goal

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Knockaert closes down Alisson...

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... but he clips the ball over the Frenchman...

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... and keeps his eye on it as it comes down...

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... before playing a simple pass to Virgil van Dijk


Karius has joined Besiktas on a two-year loan


He'll be remembered for his errors in the Champions League final

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Publication:Daily Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 25, 2018
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