Allison Becker

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  • DOB/Age: Born in 1992; Age 31 years
  • Nationality: Brazillian
  • Height: 193cm
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Signed/Debut: £66 million; 19th July 2018

The Introduction

Allison Becker, the Brazilian goalkeeper, made a significant arrival at Liverpool Football Club in July 2018, becoming the most costly goalkeeper in soccer history at that particular time. During this particular time, the illustrious chapter of Virgil van Dijk’s tenure at Liverpool was commencing. His presence signaled the club’s intent to shore up their defense and go for the top honors both domestically and in Europe. Since he joined the squad, Allison has been a crucial part of the club’s success, playing a core role in their UEFA Champions League victory in 2019 and their Premier League title triumph in the year 2020. In today’s article, we will dive into Allison’s journey to Liverpool, his significant roles, and his effect on the club’s fortunes.

Becker’s Early Life and Career

Allison Becker, aged 31 years, was born on October 2, 1992, in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil the same period when the Premier League season in 1992 marked a turning point as Manchester United asserted themselves as the dominant force, relegating Liverpool to the shadows of their previous glow. Allison spent his early childhood in Brazil before his parents moved to Rio de Janeiro when he was only 2 years old. Amazingly, Allison Becker also holds dual citizenship with Italy via his ancestry. His soccer trip started in Brazil, where he honed his skills playing for local youth clubs before he joined the Internacional youth academy at the age of twelve. Allison Becker swiftly proceeded through the ranks and made his professional debut for Internacional in the year 2013. It was clear that his performances were what European clubs were looking for. This made his move to AS Roma in Serie A in 2016.

At Roma, Allison Becker showcased himself as one of the top-notch goalkeepers in Europe, impressing with his shot-stopping capability, command of the penalty area, and perfect distribution. His role for Roma rewarded him a reputation as one of the most sought-after net custodians around the globe. This led to his eventual transfer to Liverpool in the year 2018.

Club Career Before Liverpool FC

Before Allison Becker joined Liverpool club, he had a successful stint at AS Roma in Serie A. After taking part in the Italian Club in 2016, he swiftly established himself as one of the most revered goalkeepers in the League. Becker’s significant shot-stopping strength aerial prowess, and composure under pressure made him a supporters’ favorite at Roma. He played a key responsibility in their defense, aiding them to get a 3rd position in Serie A, particularly during the 2016 and 2017 era. Furthermore, Allison Becker contributed much to Roma’s run to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals in the year 2017 and 2018 seasons. This is the time they were narrowly defeated by Liverpool FC.

Allison Becker

It was during this time of the season when his performances caught the attention of the popular clubs cutting across Europe. This caused a record-breaking transfer to Liverpool in the summer of 2018.

The Transfer to Liverpool FC

Allison Becker’s move to Liverpool Football Club in 2018, was a landmark event for both the player and the squad. Liverpool had already discovered the need for a top-class net custodian to solve their defensive frailties. In this scenario, Becker emerged as their key target after his performance at AS Roma. What a super choice for Liverpool! The transfer budget of 66 million pounds made Allison the most costly goalkeeper in soccer history at that particular time. He successfully surpassed the previous record set by Allison’s compatriot, Ederson, when he moved to Manchester City.

The great expectations evolving around Becker’s arrival were all-time high, with the Red’s supporters trusting that the goalkeeper would offer the balance and assertion in goal that had been missing in the last seasons. Pundits also cheered the move, acknowledging the keeper’s quality and pedigree as a net custodian. Nevertheless, there was some sense of doubt from some quarters, with questions rising on whether Allison could justify his hefty price tag and stick to the demands of the Premier League.

Achievements, Moments, and Performances of Allison

In the course of his period at Liverpool Football Club, Allison Becker has secured an interesting list of achievements and events that have cemented his status as one of the planet’s best netkeepers. Becker has played an important role in the club’s achievements, contributing to their UEFA Champions League victory in 2019 and their Premier League title win in 2020. Amazingly, this brought to an end Liverpool’s 30-year wait for the local glory. One of Becker’s prominent successes was winning the Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper in the globe at the 2019 FIFA Best Awards. It’s a super recognition that underscored his unspeakable performances and effect at the club.

Allison Becker

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From records, the revered goalkeeper had also displayed his goal-scoring strength on occasion, becoming the 1st goalkeeper in Liverpool history to score a competitive goal. Becker’s dramatic header in injury time over West Bromwich Albion in May 2021 got an important 2-1 triumph for the club in their quest to get UEFA Champions League qualification. Furthermore, the goalkeeper’s capacity to perform in high-pressure scenarios has been of significance in the overall club’s achievements. He is a figure known to have a commanding presence and ball-stopping capabilities that have often bailed the squad out of tighter spots, giving him the nickname, “The Wall” among the supporters.

Some of the key events like his heroic saves in main games and his knack for producing game-changing performances have endeared Becker to the club fans and rooted his legacy at Anfield.

Allison Becker: Personal Life

Allison Becker and part of his family is tied to goalkeeping, with his older brother Muriel also sharpening his skills at Internacional Academy. Taking pride in his German heritage, Allison’s father and grandma are good in the German language, rewarding him with the nickname ‘The German’ during his period at Roma. Becker is also fluent in Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and English. On matters of love, he is married to Natalia Loewe, and they are proud parents of two children – a son and a daughter.

Allison Becker is a Christian, something that makes his teammates refer to him as a ‘Holy Goalkeeper’. Off the Anfield stadium, Allison Becker is devoted to charitable works. He achieves this by committing a portion of his earnings from Liverpool. With a net worth approximated at $20 million, the Brazilian national has achieved tangible financial success in his career. Furthermore, his devotion to his faith and philanthropy displays his set of values on and off the pitch.

Rumors and Future Prospects

Though there haven’t been any transfer rumors evolving around Allison Becker, his stature as one of the world’s top netkeepers causes speculations about possible moves to other popular squads shortly. It’s imaginable how Liverpool may be working smart to tame his choices for greener pastures. Nonetheless, the goalkeeper’s concrete links with Liverpool, embedded with his contract until 2024, just like Jurgen Klopp, suggest that he is devoted to continuing with his super stints at Anfield. For a smooth flow of trophies to the cabinet, Liverpool management under Fenway Sports Group, has maintained a competitive team and retained and sustained the key players.

Conclusion

Allison Becker’s path to Liverpool has been nothing short of unique. Since the time he broke the transfer record in 2018, the goalkeeper has played a key role in the team’s success, contributing to main wins and earning accolades for his unique goal-keeping tactics. Besides his on-field successes, Becker’s effect transcends to the global soccer community, where he is revered as one of the top netkeepers on the planet. He has continued to embrace resilience, talent, and net management.

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By Solomon Githinji

Solomon Githinji is a dedicated writer for Liverpool FC Times, bringing the rich history and dynamic present of Liverpool FC to life. A lifelong fan, Solomon's insightful articles capture the triumphs, challenges, and spirit of the Reds, connecting with and inspiring a global community of passionate supporters.

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