Alisson beats Pepe Reina’s record to win Premier League Golden Glove

12 May 2019

Alisson has won the Golden Glove in his first season in the Premier League with Liverpool, surpassing Pepe Reina’s clean sheet record in the process.


The Brazilian joined the Reds from Roma in a £65 million last summer, and was hailed as the world-class solution to the club’s long-standing problems between the sticks.

Not since Reina’s peak had Liverpool been able to call upon a top-class stopper, but Alisson settled immediately and has more than vindicated a then-world record outlay.

A clean sheet in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Wolves—a result which was not enough to clinch the title as Man City won 4-1 at Brighton—was the 26-year-old’s 21st in the league.

And with Ederson conceding at the Amex, Alisson is clear winner of the Golden Glove—an award last won by a Liverpool ‘keeper when Reina did so in 2007/08.

That was Reina’s third consecutive Golden Glove, but his first remained the most impressive as he kept 20 clean sheets for the Reds in his own debut season in 2005/06.

Alisson is the first goalkeeper to record over 20 shutouts since Man United‘s Edwin van der Sar in 2008/09, while only one, Petr Cech in 2004/05 (24), has kept more clean sheets since the award was founded.

Liverpool’s current No. 13, who will inherit the No. 1 shirt from Loris Karius this summer, was presented with the prize on the Anfield pitch at full-time.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were left to share the Golden Boot along with Arsenal‘s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as all three netted 22 times.

Mane scored twice against Wolves on Sunday, both from Trent Alexander-Arnold crosses, with the right-back breaking the record for assists from a defender in a single Premier League campaign (12).

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