There wouldn’t have been anyone more glad that Liverpool held onto their lead against Leicester at the weekend than Alisson.
At 2-0 up, the Brazilian goalkeeper dallied on the ball only to be dispossessed by Kelechi Iheanacho. It led to Rachid Ghezzal pulling a goal back for the Foxes.
However, Liverpool held firm to win their fourth consecutive league match and remain top of the league.
After the match, Jurgen Klopp had a pretty unique take on Alisson’s mistake – suggesting that it will be the only one he makes.
“To be 100% honest I am really happy it happened because we don’t have to wait for it now,” Klopp said.
Klopp seems to think an Alisson mistake is like chickenpox. It only happens once and he’s glad to get it out of the way.
But if he thinks this is going to change the £67 million goalkeeper, he might well be mistaken.
Alisson just loves showing what he can do with his feet – something he often did at Roma.
And there’s a compilation video of all of his best take-ons and Cryuff turns in Serie A.
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— Harry (@HS_10Ftbol) September 4, 2018
Of course, the difference is that he was never caught out playing for Roma and, therefore, continued to do it – and he was very good at it.
Whether this first big mistake will change him remains to be seen. Maybe for a few weeks but probably not in the long-run.
Although Alisson himself insists he will learn from his mistake.
“I am angry that I made a mistake that put the team in a difficult situation,” he told ESPN Brasil after the match.
“When one person makes a mistake, it affects everyone, and everyone fought back together. We have to improve still but the result is what matters at the moment.
“It was bad judgement, I made a mistake reading the play. I didn’t get a very good pass (and) we talked about that in the dressing room and I spoke to Virgil. It wasn’t a good pass, but I could have just kicked it long.
“I wanted to keep playing and keep the possession (and) now everyone is going to analyse that. I’m not going to be stupid and make the same mistake. We have to learn from our mistakes.
“It is part of my game [playing out from the back with his feet] but I am not going to be arrogant to stand here and say I’m going to keep doing it. We have to learn from our mistakes.”