Six days to go: Alisson Becker’s Premier League Golden Glove push

Liverpool’s return to Premier League action is moving ever closer and Alisson Becker will continue his quest to retain the Golden Glove award.

Building up to the resumption at Goodison Park on Sunday, we’re continuing to take a look at a number of Reds-related subplots to keep an eye on during the remainder of the season. 

And Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper is a man on a mission. 

The 27-year-old scooped the prestigious prize last term with a record-breaking 21 clean sheets and is handily placed to do so again.

He has recorded 10 shutouts so far in 2019-20 and is one behind league leader Nick Pope of Burnley.

It’s all the more an impressive figure taking into account the fact the No.1 has missed a total of nine top-flight matches this season through injury and suspension.

Alisson is set to return to his spot between the sticks for Sunday’s Merseyside derby at Goodison Park, having missed Liverpool’s three matches before the action was suspended with a muscle issue. He hasn’t conceded in his two previous encounters with the Blues.

He’ll be looking to maintain that flawless record while out to become the first custodian since Joe Hart (2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13) to claim successive Golden Glove awards. 

2019-20 Golden Glove race

Nick Pope (Burnley) – 11
Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – 10
Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) – 10
Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City) – 10
Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United) – 9
Ben Foster (Watford) – 9
Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace) – 9
Ederson (Manchester City) – 9
David de Gea (Manchester United) – 8
Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – 8

More in our countdown series

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