Alisson responds to error


Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has responded to his error that cost his side a goal.

The Brazil international tried to play his way out of trouble on the right edge of his box against Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho – but the Nigeria international tackled him.

That allowed Rachid Ghezzal to halve the deficit for his side and put more pressure on Liverpool’s lead, but they could not score again to grab a point from a game they dominated in the main.

And the former Roma stopper has accepted that he “made a mistake” by trying to turn the former Manchester City striker and should have “kicked it long” instead.

“It was bad judgement. I made a mistake reading the play. I didn’t get a very good pass,” he told ESPN.

“We talked about that in the dressing room and I spoke to Virgil. It wasn’t a good pass but I could have just kicked it long.

“I wanted to keep playing and keep the possession. Now everyone is going to analyse that.

“I’m not going to be stupid and make the same mistake. We have to learn from our mistakes.”

“It is part of my game but I am not going to be arrogant to stand here and say I’m going to keep doing it. We have to learn from our mistakes.” he added.

Alisson did something similar in the 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion last week, but Glenn Murray could not take advantage of his clumsiness in the same way.

The twenty-five year old accepts that trying to play his way out of these situations is “the last resort” – but he claimed he was fouled by the Leicester forward.

“If it is necessary the dribble has to be the last resort. Unfortunately today it caused the goal.” he continued.

“I actually think it was a foul but I don’t want to blame it on that.

“In the Premier League it’s not the kind of contact that results in a foul. It’s part of the game.

“I just have to make sure that doesn’t happen again.” he added.

Alisson went on to later say that he wasn’t comfortable with the pass played back to him by defender Virgil Van Dijk and that he spoke to the Dutchman about it after the game was over.

“I didn’t receive that good of a pass, we talked about that in the locker room, I spoke to Virgil, it wasn’t that good of a pass.” he continued.

“Everyone analyses the games. Obviously, I won’t be stupid to make the same mistake.

“It’s part of my game, I wont’ be arrogant of saying that I will keep doing this. We have to learn from our mistakes.

“I think that it was a foul, but we can’t support ourselves on that.

“In this kind of play, here in the Premier League, not every collision is a foul. In my opinion it was, but it’s part of the game, we can’t give room for that to happen on the pitch.” he finished.

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