After the dramatic English League Cup final, there will be a lot of talk about goalkeepers. Two hours of the most powerful battle Kelleher and Mandy fought desperately and rescued, even saved, more than once. But under the penalty shoot-out at Chelsea, Kepa came out instead of Mendy. As a result, zero deflected shots out of 11 and a missed penalty, due to which the trophy went to Liverpool. Download 22Bet mobile app and make your bets. One can only wonder how the series would have turned out if Tuchel had been left at the gates of Mendy, or if Klopp had entrusted the place at the gates to Alisson. But in any case, talk about the best goalkeepers will stir up again. Let’s try to rank the best in Europe at the moment. With some numbers.
Manuel Neuer (Bayern)
Not so long ago, Neuer was spoken of in the past tense. For too long he was considered the top goalkeeper. Someone will remember that in 2014 he became the third in the fight for the Golden Ball. By the end of the decade, Neuer often suffered from injuries. This could not but affect the stability and quality of the game. But in recent years, Neuer has returned to his best form and once again shows football that cannot be faulted. Like Ederson, Neuer is skillfully involved in the combination game of his team. Maybe even more active than the goalkeeper of the “citizens”. And this is in addition to his charisma and skill.
David De Gea (Manchester United)
A lot has been said about the problems of the Manchester United, and every time some new rumors, difficulties, gossip emerge. At some point, De Gea acquired the status that Oblak now has: a once-best goalkeeper who slipped into mediocrity with a large number of errors. But it seems that De Gea has managed to pull himself together lately, the competition with Henderson has spurred him on. Maybe other factors allowed me to collect my thoughts and concentrate. But now Manchester United scores many points only with his help. De Gea has the most saves in the Premier League with 92.
Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
Here we will not be original. FIFA has named Mendy the Best Goalkeeper of 2021 and there is little to no argument against the decision. And whoever saw the last match of Chelsea with Liverpool in the League Cup final was only convinced of this. Lampard left an excellent legacy for Tuchel by signing a 29-year-old goalkeeper to replace the error-prone Koepa. Mendy’s performance helped Chelsea win the Champions League in many ways, he helped win the last Club World Cup and brought Senegal victory in the African Cup. There is hardly a more reliable goalkeeper right now.