Alisson: Napoli save felt like the winning goal

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Alisson Becker of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Liverpool FC at John Smith's Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has described his sensational late save against Napoli in the Champions League as like a match-winning goal

The Reds progressed to the knockout stages of the competition on Tuesday night through Mohamed Salah’s first-half goal to take second place in Group C.

Although their efforts at Anfield were nearly undone when Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik’s made a last-minute effort to equalise for the visitors.

However, Liverpool’s £67m summer recruit Alisson proved he’s worth every penny by blocking Milik’s effort and becoming an instant hero in front of the home fans.

“A save at the end of the game is always great and you feel you have contributed to the game,” Alisson told The Times.

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“Of course, an important save in the first minute is as important as a save in the last minute but for the fans it’s the closest thing to scoring a goal in the last minute as we did in the derby against Everton.

“But I only managed to make that save with the help of my teammates’ contribution and thank God we got the victory.”

Liverpool will host Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday with kick-off set for 17:00 (CET).