Liverpool were frustrated throughout the opening hour of the Merseyside derby as Jordan Pickford continually wasted time, which Alisson called back to late on.
Everton arrived at Anfield with a clear game plan: play as little football as possible.
One of the tactics employed saw Pickford time-waste as often as he could; including lying on the ball after routine collections in the penalty box.
Alisson, who was inactive for much of the game, made sure to hammer that home late on when he recalled Pickford’s antics in a move that delighted the Kop.
His wife, Natalia Becker, was among those to revel in one of the moments of the season:
Alisson ??? pic.twitter.com/sG0619GrgL
— Natália Loewe Becker (@Natalia_LBecker) April 24, 2022
This was shared by supporters on social media, with many calling for Alisson to be awarded Man of the Match for that exaggerated dive alone:
How it started ?? How it's going pic.twitter.com/4rX15b15X4
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) April 24, 2022
That is iconic from Alisson ?
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) April 24, 2022
Moment of the season from Alisson there. Tremendous.
— Aaron Cutler (@aaron_cutler) April 24, 2022
Yes Alisson ????
— Darren Farley (@DFImpressionist) April 24, 2022
If there’s ever a statue of Alisson built at Anfield, this is the pose https://t.co/a6MUxNgohV
— Sean Bradbury (@seanbrad2) April 24, 2022
That bit where Alisson Becker fell on the ball at the end of the game might be the happiest I've ever been.
Unreal. So funny.
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) April 24, 2022
ALISSON BECKER. I FUCKING ADORE YOU.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) April 24, 2022
Alisson to Pickford after dropping to the floor to time-waste in the last minute : pic.twitter.com/G8CTleQhbz
— Biggies Malls 2.0 (@Biggies_MaIIs) April 24, 2022
Alisson Becker take a bow …
— Ben Smith (@BSmith) April 24, 2022
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) April 24, 2022
Love that from Alisson
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) April 24, 2022
Give Alisson MOTM for that alone. Sensational.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) April 24, 2022
Alisson MOTM for that alone
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) April 24, 2022
Liverpool were deserved winners in the derby, but it was a much hairier game than they enjoyed at home to Man United five days previous.