Alisson recorded a truly outrageous statistic for a keeper during Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

Three games, three wins, three clean sheets – what a start Alisson has made at Liverpool.

Signed in July for a then world-record fee of £66m, the 25-year-old has hugely impressed since replacing Loris Karius as number one.

Not only is Alisson more assured in goal and a superior shot-stopper, but he’s extremely calm on the ball and very good with his feet.

He isn’t nicknamed ‘The Quarterback’ for nothing.

What makes Alisson so special is the way he’s able to receive the ball and spray passes anywhere on the pitch, whether it’s short or long.

He also has a few tricks in his locker, as evidenced by his outrageous chip during the 1-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.

When Virgil van Dijk sold his goalkeeper short, Alisson came sprinting out of goal and nonchalantly dinked the ball over one of Brighton’s players to keep possession.

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Liverpool fans absolutely loved it – and Klopp knows to expect more of the same in the future, despite the obvious risks.

“Yeah, that’s not too cool for a manager,” said the German when asked about Alisson’s trickery in his own 18-yard box. “It worked, then it’s cool.

“I had a few centre-backs who were able to do things that a centre-back should not do. Mats Hummels constantly did things where we thought it made no sense but it ended up being good.

“Alisson is a goalkeeper who can obviously play football. He is confident enough to do it. It’s all okay. He did it to sort the situation.”

So confident is Alisson on the ball that he could pass for an outfield player, especially judging by the ridiculous statistic that’s emerged from the Brighton game.

According to the revered @StatmanDave, who has over 50,000 followers, Alisson completed more dribbles (1) than Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita and Andy Robertson combined.

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That’s right, Alisson completed more dribbles than a left-back, central midfielder and striker combined in a 90-minute game of football – and he’s a goalkeeper.

If that doesn’t sum up the find of ‘keeper he is, nothing will.