Alisson Becker wins the Golden Glove award

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker ended his debut campaign by winning the Premier League Golden Glove award.

Alisson, who joined Liverpool last summer in a €72m deal from AS Roma, has enjoyed an impressive first season of English football.

The Brazil international was brought in to replace a struggling Loris Karius as Liverpool’s man between the sticks at Anfield.

And Alisson has now ended his first season of English football with an impressive 21 clean sheets in his 38 Premier League games this season.

Alisson’s consistency in goal also played a major role in the club’s improved defensive record. In fact, Liverpool finished with the league’s best record of just 22 goals conceded.

It marks an impressive turnaround for the Reds, who had seen the ball go into the back of their net 38 times last season.

Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane finished tied with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on 22 goals in the Premier League Golden Boot race.

Despite all this, however, Liverpool cruelly ended up finishing just a point shy of a first league title since 1990 after rivals Manchester City defeated Brighton 4-1.

However, Allison ensured they didn’t end what has been a remarkable season empty-handed by beating City’s Ederson to the Golden Glove award.

The prize is awarded to the goalkeeper who keeps the most clean sheets during the Premier League season.

And Ederson missed out on the chance of staying level with Alisson on Sunday afternoon after being unable to prevent Glenn Murray’s header from giving Brighton a shock lead over City.

Although Sergio Aguero only took a minute to equalise before Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan all scored to ensure Pep Guardiola’s side of back-to-back league titles.

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Meanwhile, Alisson kept his 21st clean sheet during Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Wolves to equal Edwin van der Sar’s tally during Manchester United’s title-winning 2008/09 campaign.

Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga and Everton’s Jordan Pickford finish level on 14 clean sheets in third-place.

Top-10 Premier League clean sheets

1. Alisson (Liverpool) 21 clean sheets

2. Ederson (Manchester City) 20

3= Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea) 14

3= Jordan Pickford (Everton) 14

5. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) 12

6. Martin Dubravka (Newcastle) 11

7= Neil Etheridge (Cardiff City) 10

7= Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City) 10

8. David de Gea (Manchester United) 7

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