Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson achieved a feat no other Premier League goalkeeper has managed after he saved Jorginho’s penalty in Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.
According to Alisson, waiting until the very last moment before committing was the key to saving Jorginho’s penalty.
“I was studying him and it was full of goals,” Alisson told ESPN Brasil.
“I could see that he’d scored a lot of goals. He’s certainly a taker who’s an expert. It’s very difficult.
“The way he goes, he doesn’t have a defined corner, he waits for the goalkeeper until the end. And nowadays it’s not new, everyone studies.
“He probably studied me too, I studied him. But he has a way of hitting. I was happy to wait until the last second without taking a step.
“We’ve been at the Community Shield, when the goalkeeper doesn’t save, it’s not something that takes away your confidence, but it’s something that makes you a little down.
“I knew I had to give an answer to my teammates on the pitch. Perhaps it wouldn’t interfere with the result at the end of the match, but we certainly had the clean-sheet back, it was something we had been pursuing a lot.
“And the opponent had the quality to create the opportunities. I am very happy and very grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to save the penalty today.”