Rating of the 5 greatest goalkeepers within the Premier League in the intervening time

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After over a month of international action, club football returns in less than a week this month with the new edition of the Premier League. The Premier League is riddled with world-class goalkeepers and comparing them is no easy task.

Rudimentary comparisons are regularly made between individual goalkeepers, but the reality is far more complex. Modern football demands a multitude of skills from its goalkeepers, and the Premier League in particular puts every skill to the test.

I've talked about the best goalkeepers in the world in my weekly column, but this list is decidedly different, and for good reason. Longevity and short-term success are both factors when it comes to goalkeeper rankings, and the Premier League in general requires persistence and ongoing brilliance.

However, the only thing that unites all the players on this list is their ability to stay calm after a bad moment. It's a very difficult skill to develop, but it's an absolute necessity in the Premier League.

All 20 clubs in the league currently have impressive goalkeepers. The ranking is a bit like Sophie’s decision – every club needs certain skills from their goalkeeper and so many factors play a role. Here is my take on the top five goalkeepers currently playing their craft in the Premier League.


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Illan Meslier would be my first reserve pick for this list – he would be at the top of my shadow squad if you will. His season at Leeds United has been very up and down but I'm looking forward to his future in the Premier League. The atmosphere around Leeds United is special as they returned to the top division in 2020 after 16 years. The club's passion puts the players under a lot of pressure and it is commendable that Meslier was only 21 years old when he was able to shoulder the burden.

What I noticed about Meslier was his extreme fearlessness. The Leeds goalkeeper was never afraid to come out and collect his crosses and while it didn't always work in his favor he never stopped. He made one of the most outstanding saves of the season against Fulham and is technically excellent. I see enormous potential here and wouldn't be surprised if he makes it to the top this year.

Dean Henderson is a talented goalkeeper trying to get used to a mammoth task at Manchester United. Like Meslier, he has references but is looking for consistency. Its shape doesn't justify a top five listing, but it certainly has potential.

Henderson was brilliant for Sheffield United and put them in an impressive position in the Premier League. He was expected to be preoccupied with Sheffield United in a relegation battle but Manchester United's ambitions are different and Henderson will have to adjust. There has been a lot of misjudged criticism of him and it is admirable that he continues to play his game.

With David De Gea losing his place on the Spanish side to Unai Simon, Dean Henderson could be Manchester United's first choice in the Premier League this season. He still has a lot to learn and we will finally know if he has what it takes to be the defending champion this season.

# 5 Alisson Becker | Liverpool

Liverpool - Crystal Palace - Premier LeagueLiverpool – Crystal Palace – Premier League

Alisson Becker had to go through some difficulties last season. Liverpool's performances were by and large not up to the standards we expect and Alisson struggled due to the club's misfortune.

However, the determination and determination Alisson showed at the end of the season is a clear indication of his credentials as a world-class goalkeeper. His goal against West Brom was just the icing on the cake – Alisson was exceptional as his team had to strengthen and overcome adversity.

The Liverpool goalkeeper may not be the best in the Premier League when it comes to air dominance – it's an area of ​​his game that can be improved. Alisson's greatest strength is his ability to read situations. He seems to understand the game much better than his peers and knows – unlike some other goalkeepers – when to rush out of the box and assert himself.

With Virgil van Dijk back for Liverpool, we could see Alisson's vision of the game sharpening. Liverpool's defensive battles last season had a huge impact on Alisson's performances but now the Brazilian has had the time it needs to recalibrate and make a huge contribution.

# 4 Ederson Moraes | Manchester city

Manchester City FC Training Session and Press Conference - 2021 UEFA Champions League FinalManchester City FC Training Session and Press Conference – 2021 UEFA Champions League Final

Ederson finds himself in an interesting position because he plays for the best team in England. He's not forced to save in the Premier League. This is a goalkeeper who – more than anyone – is part of his team's defense and attack.

The Brazilian goalkeeper already holds the record for the longest kick and is the best in the business when it comes to distribution. He can kick the ball to death and his 70 yard passes can produce stunning results.

Ederson is Manchester City's first line of scrimmage and last line of defense. It's been a fascinating journey for him in the Premier League because he was very dedicated as a goalkeeper at Benfica. He has now developed into a completely different goalkeeper and excels at both short and long passes. Manchester City is very cold and efficient, and Ederson's confidence and serenity reflect those virtues.

On a personal level, this season is likely to be massive for Ederson. The Golden Glove is up for grabs and the Manchester City goalkeeper is sure to have a chance. Ederson may not be high on this list, but he's my favorite goalkeeper in the Premier League.

Also read: Ranking of the 5 favorites for the UEFA Champions League this season (2021-22)

Edited by Vishal Subramanian

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