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Alisson-Smash: You’ll Like Him When He’s Angry

Liverpool’s Brazilian number one is disappointed about conceding.

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Alisson Becker is not the Hulk, but he is angry about conceding a late, ultimately meaningless goal in the 4-1 win over Cardiff City.

“I came off the pitch very angry, definitely, for having conceded,” Becker said in an interview.

“The objective for the entire team is a clean sheet so it’s frustrating to have conceded. But the most important thing is the result; the victory is more important for me.

“It is mixed emotions – you’re angry at having conceded but that soon blows over and the victory is the most beneficial thing to us.

“We were really unlucky with the goal we conceded, it was a deflection and there was nothing really the defence could have done.”

To add insult to injury, it was not only Cardiff’s first shot of the match, but their first touch inside the Liverpool box. Sometimes, anger or no, you just have to shrug your shoulders about the absurdity of football.

The goal came just 16 minutes shy of setting an all-time club record for consecutive scoreless minutes at Anfield, dating back to February of last year. A large part of that streak was achieved with Loris Karius in goal, but Alisson still managed to distinguish himself in the early part of this campaign. His 4 goals conceded over 10 league games is a club record for new goalkeepers.

Stay angry, Mr. Becker, and tell Van Dijk to watch the deflections.

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