Liverpool’s Standard Chartered Men’s Player of the Season for the 2022-23 campaign has been announced, with Alisson Becker emerging victorious in a fan poll on Liverpoolfc.com. This accolade marks the first time the Brazilian goalkeeper has claimed the prestigious title in his Reds career, outshining the likes of Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold, who secured second and third place respectively.
Throughout the season, Alisson exhibited unwavering brilliance under Jürgen Klopp’s guidance, accumulating an impressive tally of 17 clean sheets from his 47 appearances across all competitions. From the outset, the shot-stopper demonstrated his trademark strength, surpassing the 200-appearance milestone for the club and earning the title of Standard Chartered Player of the Month for October.
Alisson’s noteworthy performances during that period included a standout display as the Carlsberg Player of the Match in the 1-0 home victory over West Ham United. Notably, he saved a penalty from Jarrod Bowen in the dying moments of the first half, solidifying his importance to the team. Additionally, his extraordinary distribution skills were on full display as he provided a pinpoint assist for Salah’s winning goal against Manchester City at Anfield.
Maintaining his exceptional form throughout the season, Alisson continued to impress, particularly in the 2-0 triumph against Newcastle United in February, where he earned another Player of the Match recognition. The goalkeeper’s achievements culminated in early May when he celebrated his 100th clean sheet for Liverpool in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Brentford at Anfield.
While it is often seen as a negative sign for a team when a goalkeeper secures the player of the season award, this does not diminish Alisson’s personal accomplishments. Despite Liverpool finishing fifth and without any silverware, the Brazilian proved to be the team’s most reliable performer. Although Salah’s impressive goal tally of 30 in 51 games placed him as the closest contender, Alisson’s commanding presence and vital contributions cannot be overlooked.