BBC pundit Chris Sutton heaped praise on the Brazilian man between the sticks for a series of unbelievable saves to keep the game level in the first-half.
The Red’s number 1 was equal to a goal-bound effort from his countryman Vinicius Jr within 14 minutes, just to be called into action moments later when he tipped Eduardo Camavinga’s long-range shot onto the upright.
Alisson needed to be on top form if Liverpool were to clinch back after a disappointing opening last 16 tie.
Sutton spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live, during the game, about Alisson’s two outrageous saves.
“It is an unbelievable save from Alisson. I thought for sure that Real Madrid would be a goal up,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live (via BBC Sport). “Liverpool haven’t started with the right intensity and could be a couple of goals down,”
“This is a brilliant save, the second one Alisson has made. It is too easy for Eduardo Camavinga to get a shot off from 25 yards out,” he added, after another contribution to deny Madrid’s midfielder.
“It is curling into the top corner and somehow Alisson gets his fingertips on it to touch it onto the crossbar.”
The Merseysiders struggled to break down a stubborn Madrid outfit, and in the end fell short to a goal that Karim Benzema slotted home, despite having a quiet evening.
Jurgen Klopp will be disheartened by his early exit from Europe’s top-tier club competition, but now will put every effort into securing Champions League football for the next campaign.
The task at hand was too much for this squad and maybe on another night, things would have swung in favour of the Liverpool bunch.
But, Alisson, at the very least, can return to Melwood with his head held high after his stellar performance.