Liverpool just beat Flamengo to become the new FIFA Club World Cup champions with a final score of 1-0. Alisson Becker, as usual, was great for his side, keeping a clean sheet to help the Reds win the tournament on Saturday evening, rounding off an incredible year for the Brazilian goalkeeper.
Becker is considered the best goalkeeper in the world right now, becoming a huge success at Anfield Road ever since he joined from Roma. 18 months later, Becker confirmed Liverpool as the world champions and it also ended a year in which Alisson has won almost every award he could win.
The keeper won the Champions League, European Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup with Liverpool and added the Copa America with Brazil, but that’s only the beginning.
Alisson also took several personal awards home as he won the first Yashine Trophy, the Ballon d'Or for keepers essentially, the FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year, Champions League goalkeeper of the season and Premier League and Copa America Golden Gloves.
He also earned the joint most clean sheets in the Champions League and found himself on the FIFA and UEFA Teams of the Season and Copa America Team of the Tournament. Yet, he was unable to become a real threat for his teammates and biggest figures in the world for the Ballon d’Or award.
Alisson finished seventh on the ballot behind Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Kylian Mbappe.
This guy has seen his career turning around in the last three years. He first joined Roma from Brazilian side Internacional in 2016, where he was the second choice behind Wojciech Szczesny. After the Polish moved to Juventus, Becker stepped in, captivating Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool.
The move has paid off for the Reds, who are one of the biggest forces in Europe thanks to Alisson and Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk.