Alisson Becker turned in a top-drawer performance against Burnley on Wednesday evening to ensure that his side remains just two points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.

The Brazilian has conceded the fewest goals out of any goalkeeper in the Premier League this season (6) since completing a £67million move to Liverpool from AS Roma.

He is seeing off competition from compatriot Ederson to lead the division in terms of the fewest goals conceded as well as the most clean sheets (9).

Jurgen Klopp has praised his new goalkeeper for the display he put in on Wednesday, saying the fact that he barely needs to speak about Alisson shows how well he is doing.

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Jurgen Klopp celebrates with Alisson Becker after Liverpool’s late Merseyside derby winner. (Getty)

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“The best thing is not talking about a goalkeeper – that means he is without any mistakes,” said Klopp at his pre-Bournemouth press conference.

“But after the last game… again, he had a big, big part in the game.

“After the game, I think everybody saw the goal Burnley scored should have been disallowed. It was a difficult decision, especially the offside. That’s how it is. It’s the view of the ref or the assistant, in this case. But it was offside. Then he [had] both hands on the ball. That’s one thing.

“The other thing is, he stayed in the game and when we were 2-1 up made a brilliant save.

“And with the next ball, that’s his attitude – he doesn’t stand on his line or wait, he goes out and catches it, then counter-attack. That’s a really exciting package the boy delivers and it helped us a lot, of course.”

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