The Brazilian was imperious in goal as he helped Liverpool keep a clean sheet in the opening 120 minutes.
He then saved Mason Mount’s effort in the penalty shootout, giving Kostas Tsimikas the opportunity to win the game.
And the Greek left-back took full advantage to clinch Liverpool’s eighth FA Cup triumph.
Liverpool may not have won the shootout, though, had it not been for Alisson’s quick-thinking after Mount’s penalty.
Alisson had to save it not once, but twice.
After getting a hand to Mount’s initial effort, the ball flew into the air and then bounced back towards Liverpool’s goal.
Fortunately for the Brazilian goalkeeper, he had the presence of mind to realise the ball was spinning back into the net and stopped it from doing so.
Yang ni kan nasib baik la Alisson masih alert (atau second nature dia) tangkap bola tu bila dia spin balik ke gol. Kalau biar masuk penalti Mount tu dikira gol tu. pic.twitter.com/K2tMg7dkdj— Aizat H (@aizatbh) May 15, 2022
If Alisson didn’t catch the ball after saving Mason Mount penalty and it spun into the goal it would have been classed as a goal. Don’t believe me, just watch the video. #CHELIV #LFC #LIVCHE #BBCFACup #bbcfootball pic.twitter.com/O1k6N80pPG— Michael Thawe (@Michael_Thawe) May 14, 2022
Full credit to Alisson. He could easily have gone crazy celebrating his success and ignored where the ball was going.
Dietmar Hamman praised Alisson for stopping the ball going back into the goal.
“The way Allison Becker realised straight away that Mounts penalty had backspin on it showed what a class act he is. Would have gone in otherwise. Outstanding,” he wrote on Twitter.
Many Liverpool fans have also been discussing the incident and you can view some reaction below…
There have been instances where a goalkeeper has been left red-faced after celebrating too early in a shootout.
In 2017, in the semi-final of the Thailand Cup, Bangkock Sports Club’s goalkeeper sprinted off celebrating after the opponent’s penalty struck the bar.
Seconds later, the ball bounced back and into the goal, leaving the goalkeeper embarrassed.
Just imagine if Alisson had done the same.