David de Gea and Alisson are two of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League
Manchester United versus Liverpool invites comparisons of all kinds but the relative merits of the two goalkeepers might make for one of the most intriguing debates on Sunday.
David de Gea’s reputation as the outstanding goalkeeper in the Premier League in recent years is hard earned and well deserved, but the performances of Alisson Becker for Liverpool have been pivotal in taking his club to the top of the table this season. For the first time in a long time, is there a case to be made for Liverpool having the superior goalkeeper?
That’s a big claim given De Gea’s record. While it is almost six years now since he won his one and only Premier League title with Manchester United, the team’s decline in fortunes has not been reflected in his own performances in that period. The Spain international has been named in the PFA team of the year in each of the past four seasons.