The goalkeeper position is like a poisoned chalice. One game-changing mistake can alter a keeper's reputation from hero to zero in an instant. As Loris Karius found out after his Champions League final in 2018, a simple mistake can kill a goalkeepers career. It is an unenviable job.
Nobody can merely stand between the sticks and perform well. However, these five men make the position look like a piece of cake. Historically, the English league has housed some of the world's best goalkeepers - Petr Cech, Edwin Van Der Sar and Peter Schmeichel, just to name a few.
The goalkeepers currently playing in the league are no different. Many have attained a world-class status and these five are the pick of the lot.
5. Rui Patricio
The experienced Portuguese international has been stellar for Wolves since joining in 2018. At the time, the Portugal number one was an extremely high-profile signing for a team like Wolves. However, it came as no surprise given the influx of top Portuguese talent into Wolverhampton courtesy of super-agent Jorge Mendes. .
Patricio has used all of his experience and pedigree to good effect. He always looks assured and in command of his area. While not the flashiest player on this list, Patricio always gets the job done. Wolves rarely concede silly goals as a result of defensive errors. Patricio plays a huge part in this solid defensive reputation that Wolves have developed.
Patricio is well deserving of sneaking onto the list. In doing so he has beaten some hefty competition, but his impact for Wolves can not go unnoticed.