Alisson's 2019/20 goals conceded-per-minute ratio is the greatest in Premier League history

Alisson has needed less than two full seasons to justify the £66.8 million transfer fee Liverpool paid to sign him from AS Roma in the summer of 2018.

The Brazilian has played no small part in the Reds’ resurgence in domestic and European competition during the last two years.

For all the captivating football Liverpool have produced under Jurgen Klopp since the beginning of last season, Alisson been an anchoring presence between the sticks.

The 27-year-old completed a clean sweep of the most prestigious goalkeeping awards on offer last term, including the Premier Golden Glove and the inaugural Yashin Trophy.

Of course, let’s not forget his Copa America win with Brazil a month after lifting the Champions League trophy.

Alisson also chalked up some remarkable statistics in his debut year at Anfield, keeping 27 clean sheets as an ever-present in the Premier League and Champions League.

That form has flowed into the current season despite him missing seven matches after being carried off injured during Liverpool’s opening day win over Norwich.

After returning to the fray against Manchester United on 20 October, it took Alisson nine games to register his first clean sheet of the campaign.

Incredibly, the former Internacional man has since let in only one Premier League goal, which came during the 2-1 victory away at Wolves last month.

That keeps his tally at nine clean sheets, with only Burnley’s Nick Pope and Sheffield United’s Dean Henderson producing equal numbers from 25 and 23 appearances respectively.

However, in addition to a league-high save percentage of 87 per cent, Alisson’s effort to let in no more than six goals in 17 outings is particularly worthy of attention.

The Reds custodian concedes a goal every 244 minutes on average, which is not only the best of any goalkeeper this season but the entire Premier League era, per the Liverpool Echo.

When you think of some of the brilliant defensive units we’ve seen over the years, it really hammers home that Alisson truly does belong in the history books.

Overall, Liverpool have conceded 15 goals in the top-flight this season, meaning they’re level with Jose Mourinho’s imperious Chelsea side of 2004/05.

But with the best Premier League goalkeeper of all time protecting their goal, who’s to say they can’t match it?

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