Alisson Becker: Liverpool star saved Mason Mount's penalty twice in FA Cup final

Alisson had to stop Mason Mount’s penalty from spinning back into the goal in FA Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea

Alisson Becker was one of Liverpool’s heroes in their FA Cup victory against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

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.

Alisson had to stop Mason Mount’s penalty from spinning back into the goal in FA Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 14: Alisson Becker of Liverpool celebrates after saving the seventh penalty from Mason Mount of Chelsea (not pictured) during The FA Cup Final match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on May 14, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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