After four rounds of Premier League action, Liverpool are where they want to be: one of four sides sat top of the table after earning ten points with nine goals scored and one against. Next on the agenda, the start of the Reds’ Champions League campaign.
For goalkeeper Alisson Becker, as important as the good results so far have been the performances, with the goalkeeper believing his side have rediscovered something of their old form and consistency after a difficult, injury-ravaged 2020-21.
“So far so good,” Alisson said of the first month of the 2021-22 season. “I think we are having really good performances, bringing back the consistency that we used to have on the pitch. This is something really important for a team who wants to fight for the title.
“I really believe this season will be one of the hardest of all the seasons that I played so far, but we need to focus on ourselves. Don’t look at the others too much—if you look at others, you lose the focus on yourself, you lose the focus on what you need to do.”
So now that focus turns to Europe. To AC Milan. A side the Reds last faced competitively more than a decade ago in the 2007 Champions League final—a final Liverpool lost two years after their stirring comeback victory against Milan in the 2005 final.
It will be a tough game, as will be every game in a difficult Group B that looks one of the toughest in recent history, but it’s a game Alisson and his Liverpool teammates will know that they can take three points from if they’re focused and at their best.
“I believe in my team, my teammates and our quality,” he added. “It’s a really hard opponent but we have our goals, our targets. First is going through the next phase of the tournament but obviously the biggest goal in the Champions League is winning.”