Author of two big blunders last Sunday against Manchester City, Alisson Becker will be in the net on Saturday (1:30 p.m.) for the trip to Leicester, for the shock of the 24th day of the Premier League. Jürgen Klopp assures him: he does not blame his goalkeeper.
A short week after their rout at Anfield last Sunday against Manchester City (1-4), Liverpool are preparing for another Premier League shock this Saturday (1:30 p.m.). The Reds move on the ground of Leicester, that is to say the current 3rd which receives the 4th, on behalf of the 24th day of the championship.
At a press conference this Friday, Jürgen Klopp returned to the two blunders of his goalkeeper Alisson Becker, which allowed Manchester City to win. “Of course we had a little chat,” Klopp said. “He wasn’t happy that this happened, but it’s very important to realize that goalies make mistakes in a career.”
“There was no criticism from the players because everyone knows how good he is.”
As the two teams neutralized each other, Alisson illustrated himself in the wrong way with a very rough raise, allowing Phil Foden to step forward and offer the ball to İlkay Gündoğan, who only had to convert (72nd). Not on his plate, the Brazilian goalkeeper made a new blunder just three minutes later. Bernardo Silva recovered the ball in the box, on another very risky raise from the goalkeeper, to offer the third goal to Raheem Sterling (75th).
“For a goalkeeper of the quality of Alisson, it is quite rare that he makes these kinds of mistakes, then he made two of them in a single game, commented Klopp, fatalistic but who does not hold it against. his player. The goalies concede a goal and know more than anyone in the world: ‘I should have saved him’, and they still have to face it. There hasn’t been any criticism from the players because everyone knows how good he is. He’s a very calm person and the next game is coming and it’s good. ”
After two defeats in a row in the league, Liverpool will want to revive. A victory would allow the Reds to pick up at Leicester, current 3rd. A third loss in a row would also be poor preparation for the knockout stages of the Champions League, where Liverpool will face RB Leipzig on Tuesday. The match will be played as a reminder in Bucharest, on neutral ground, due to the health restrictions applied in Germany.
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