Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praised goalie Alisson after their 1-0 win over Napoli at Anfield last night. A goal from Mohamed Salah in the 34th minute made the difference as Liverpool maintained a 100% win record at home and qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League. With PSG thrashing Red Star Belgrade, Napoli were out of the competition and will play in the last 32 of the Europa League.
However, Napoli nearly equalised during the dying moments of the match through Arkadiusz Milik. However, Alisson made a remarkable save from close range to deny the Polish striker.
Following the match, Jurgen Klopp hailed the Brazilian, saying that his save was the save of the season. Klopp said, “The goalie made the save of the season. I have no clue how he made that save. Thank God we have him. If I’d known how good he was, I’d have paid double … I think nobody expected a save in that situation. It’s a goal, no? He had a lot of things to do tonight but how cool and calm he was says a lot. But still he needs the other boys around, so he doesn’t have to make 100 saves like that.
It was unbelievable, what the boys they did tonight, it was so special. They created such an incredible atmosphere. I am still full of adrenaline about it, just unbelievable.”
Liverpool had some really good scoring opportunities throughout the match and Klopp felt that his team could have scored more. He said, “Yes we could have scored more. The most difficult period was just after the 1-0. That made the game intense. We knew we could not change the tactics. After 65 minutes, it was really wild, counter and counter without finishing. I am really proud of what the boys did.”
The draw for the round of 16 matchups will take place on Monday.
Liverpool next play Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.