When Liverpool decided to spend £66.8million to sign Alisson from Roma in the summer – a shortlived world-record fee for a goalkeeper – little did the Reds know that they would begin one of the most fearsome debates in the Premier League.
Liverpool fans insisted they had bought the world’s best goalkeeper. Manchester United supporters quickly responded by pointing out that David de Gea is rather good, too. And then the Manchester City faithful highlighted the impact Ederson has made in the Premier League.
We at Football Whispers are not scared of a challenge (or abuse on social media) so in this week’s episode of Three Minute Myths, we decided to dive into the deep numbers to highlight which of the trio can truly be considered the world’s best.
The answer will, inevitably, be disputed by two sets of supporters. But what is clear from the numbers is that while all three are excellent goalkeepers, there is one who stands alone.
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