Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has today spoken out over his use of the ball, after catching the eye in taking a number of questionable risks during the Reds’ clash with Brighton & Hove Albion over the weekend.
Liverpool 1-0 Brighton
Jurgen Klopp’s men welcomed Brighton to Anfield on Saturday evening, for their third league outing of the season.
The Merseysiders had picked up maximum points heading into the clash, having dispatched of West Ham and Crystal Palace over the last two weeks.
Brighton, meanwhile, were fresh off the back of a morale-boosting 3-2 win over Manchester United last time out.
And the Seagulls once again proved a tough nut to crack at Anfield, with Liverpool having eventually emerged with a hard-fought 1-0 win.
Mohamed Salah grabbed the only goal of the day, continuing his scintillating home form since joining Liverpool:
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‘Part of the game’
On a positive day all-round for the Reds, though, there was one source of concern for fans of the club, albeit a minor one.
Goalkeeper Alisson, who of course arrived at Anfield from AS Roma this summer, took a number of risks in possession of the ball, the most memorable of which saw the Brazilian loft the ball over the head of the advancing Anthony Knockaert.
To be fair to Alisson, his decision did result in Liverpool clearing their lines, and doing so in slick fashion.
And the South American has today confirmed that he has no plans to change his style of play moving forward, citing Liverpool’s build-from-the-back tactics as reason enough to continue taking risks with the ball at his feet.
As per the Metro, Alisson explained:
‘I try my best to help the team in the build-up. If sometimes there is a situation where there is dribbling, I do it carefully.’
‘It could be too risky, but it’s part of the game. We are a team that plays from the back with the ball on the ground.’
‘That’s part of the team’s characteristics. Mistakes may happen, but we work hard during the week to everything correctly during the matches.’