Liverpool host Manchester United on Sunday at Anfield as bitter and eternal rivals battle for bragging rights once again.
The Reds are top of the Premier League table and remain unbeaten after 16 round of games in 2018-19, while the Red Devils are 16 points behind them in sixth place.
The gulf in quality has been evident since last season as manager Jurgen Klopp made some great additions to his squad over the last three transfer windows, and many reckon David DeGea is the only player that can force himself into the German’s starting XI.
“For the last three years this title has been David de Gea’s. The performance he gave away at Arsenal last season was the best I have ever seen from a goalkeeper,” the former defender wrote in his Telegraph column.
“Without De Gea, Manchester United’s decline since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson would be steeper, yet he arrives at Anfield on Sunday with his position as the Premier League number one under threat, not just because of Alisson’s recent form, but the Spanish goalkeeper’s dip.
“In Alisson, Liverpool may have recruited their De Gea. If they win the title, they will have their Schmeichel.”
While Alisson is impressing almost every other game and making timely saves, he is definitely still far from reaching the heights of the Spaniard.
Many football fans don’t agree with Carragher’s assessment and here is how they reacted on Twitter.
— Thomas Hope (@thomashope1998) December 14, 2018
????? he’s got a long way to go for that!
— phillip murphy (@mambomurph) December 14, 2018
He makes a 'save' against a shot that was hit at him and now he is better than De Gea , pure comedy !!!!
— Awesome MUFC (@CaptAwesome1924) December 14, 2018
Lads made one big save. Looks like a good keeper but Dave has proven he is the best in an average team for 5 years.
One save which literally hit his body and now he’s the world’s best do me a favour!
— Ahmed Laher (@ahmedlaher5) December 14, 2018
It was a big save in terms of what it meant (LFC would be knocked out). Was it a great save? No! It was a standard “make yourself big” save. DDG is far better! Ridiculous statement.
— Charanjit Chana (@chazchana1201) December 14, 2018
Not saying he's not world class but i think the brilliance of VVD and the rest of the defence is more of a contributor to the clean sheets. He is near bottom for saves made so far this season which goes to show the brilliance of the defence.
— Daniel Mcfeely (@DannyMcfeely) December 14, 2018
Knee jerk. Good keeper but not in the world top 5.
— Edd (@ed_e77) December 14, 2018
Sunday will see the goalkeeping duo go head to head, and the result of the cracker could come down to their performances in between the stick.