Liverpool are pretty good at football. They added Thiago Alcântara, who is also pretty good at football.
Alisson is pretty good at football. The goalkeeper has been speaking quite openly about his own career, the side, and the kind of impact Thiago can have going forward.
“Thiago is an important arrival for us not only because he is new blood but because he is top blood,” Alisson told Oliver Holt of the Mail on Sunday. “He is a top player who already has a great history in football, a player with energy who still has the desire to do great things and also a top person who will come here and not bring problems for us but will bring solutions for us and I am really happy we can count on him.
“We have top players here, top people, really good men full of desire to win things and to do great things for this club and the desire to improve is what we need on this team because history says that not many clubs win the title the second year in a row.
“We have the potential and the quality to do that. We know the level of the Premier League is getting higher. Clubs are investing a lot of money in players, they are getting better organised on the pitch. We have to believe in ourselves and we know our quality and our goals but it depends how much we put on the pitch and in the game.
“Last season, we didn’t think about winning the title. We put 100 per cent of our focus on the next game and the next challenge. This year, we will do that the same.”
Alisson is absolutely right when he says that Liverpool just have to focus on what’s in front of them. The season is long and arduous, especially with this condensed schedule. Other teams have quality, but we can’t worry about them. Just let Liverpool do the hard bit of winning as many games as possible.