No one enjoys seeing Liverpool leak goals, victory or no victory, but certainly no one feels it quite like goalkeeper Alisson. The Brazilian kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League last season, but since he has returned from injury, games have not gone as well.
The most recent example of Liverpool giving up easy goals happened during the weekend against Aston Villa. And while the Reds did come away with three points in the end, it took five very lucky late minutes in order to do it.
Alisson shares your frustration with this troubling trend. During the press conference before Liverpool’s Champions League match against Genk, the keeper discussed this.
“It always annoys me when we concede stupid goals – sorry about the word!” he admitted. “When we concede in a stupid way, this annoys me and annoys my teammates also, because when we enter the pitch we always have a common goal – that is win the game and keep a clean sheet. When you keep a clean sheet you are closer to the victory, at least you have a draw. We can work better on that aspect. When you concede a goal in a difficult moment, in a moment that the team needs you to keep a clean sheet, the games become more difficult. So we need to work better on that if we want to do great things this season.”
The last time Liverpool came up against Racing Genk, they conceded an 88th minute consolation goal.
As Alisson continues to grow in confidence following his long time out of the team, this return leg fixture at Anfield on Tuesday evening could be the perfect opportunity for his to bag his first clean sheet of the season.