Alisson Becker had his weakest season in a Liverpool shirt last time out, but that shouldn’t deter the club from tying him down.
In truth his issues were exaggerated. High profile errors in big games created the false perception he was consistently a liability when this just isn’t reflected in his general form. Much of the issues were around the frequency at which the centre backs in front of him changed, making it harder to play out from the back with consistency of knowing who’s receiving his passes and where they will be.
It’s apparent that the club do not have internal concerns about his form, since they look set to offer him a new contract. The journalist Fabrizio Romano (who doesn’t often report on Liverpool, but has an excellent wider track record in football) said as much on Saturday.
“Liverpool are set to complete the agreement with Alisson to extend his contract until June 2026”, Romano explained. “The agreement is at final stages. Final details and clauses expected to be fixed in the next weeks, then Alisson will sign his contract extension with LFC.”
That, it sounds, should be that. Alisson is valued highly by Jürgen Klopp and is happy at the club, so all’s good to renew. It’s that easy. If every deal went as smoothly as this, there’d be no need to write these articles.
Alisson, all going well, will be Liverpool’s number one for many years to come. And that’s a great thing, when you compare his ability to those who came before him. He has every chance to mark himself as one of the club’s great goalkeepers over the rest of his career at Anfield. Let’s appreciate him while he’s here.