Alisson Becker, Liverpool goalkeeper, leads the race for Premier League gloves

Alisson Becker, Liverpool goalkeeper, leads the race for Premier League gloves

- Alisson Becker, Liverpool goalkeeper, leads the race for this season's Premier League golden gloves award

- The 26-year-old has kept 17 clean sheets so far this campaign after 29 English topflight appearances

- Ederson, Arrizabalaga, Dubravka and Lloris complete the top five keepers chasing the award

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker currently tops the race for this season's Premier League golden gloves award.

The Brazilian who joined the Reds from Serie A side Roma last summer has kept 17 clean sheets in 29 English topflight appearances this campaign.

He sealed a four year deal to the EPL side valued around €63 million and he has been impressive for his present club so far.

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Manchester City keeper Ederson comes second on the chart with 14 clean sheets, three better than Chelsea shot stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Newcastle United number one Martin Dúbravka and Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris compete the top five goalkeepers contending for the prestigious prize at the end of this season.

Alisson has not conceded a single goal in his side's last five matches in all competitions - four of which were EPL games.

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The Brazilian has conceded just 15 goals in all 29 Premier League matches he has appeared this season - as he becomes the keeper with the least conceded goals this term.

He will however, hope to increase the tally when the Reds battle relegation-threatened side Burnley this weekend.

After which they travel to Germany to battle Bayern Munich in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 meeting on March 13.

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Manchester United star David De Gea won the 2017-18 edition of the award after keeping 18 clean sheets at the end of the season.

Petr Cech and Joe Hart are the record holders of the award having four apiece during their reign in the league.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Mohamed Salah has been crowned the 2017-18 Premier League highest goals scorer with 32 goals in a season.

The attacker became the first player to score 32 EPL goals in a single season after finding the back of the net in the Reds 4-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield on Sunday, May 13.

Alan Shearer initially set the record of 31 goals in 1996, but Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez both equaled the record in 2008 and 2014 respectively.

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