Liverpool’s two Brazilians, Alisson and Firmino have suggested that one of their teammates was partly to blame for Liverpool’s run of clean sheets coming to an end.
Prior to Saturday’s game at the King Power, Liverpool were the only side yet to concede a goal. Many had praised Van Dijk’s excellent start to the season and the role that new goalkeeper, Alisson has played.
Unfortunately, Liverpool did concede for the first time this season in a bizarre manner. Alisson’s failed attempt at a Cruyff turn resulted in him being dispossessed by Rachid Ghezzal. Luckily in the end it was only a consolational goal, after Liverpool held on to take the three points after a disappointing performance.
Alisson suggested that Van Dijk was partly to blame.
“It wasn’t a good pass”. However, he acknowledged that he should’ve “just kicked it long”.
Firmino spoke to ESPN Brazil following the game and said “The pass [from Van Dijk] was not all that, Alisson tried to fix it but unfortunately it went wrong”.
It has been clear ever since the Brazilian goalkeeper signed, that he is willing to take risks on the ball and eventually he would come unstuck. But he has accepted that it was the wrong decision and said it would be arrogant to carry on doing it.
“I won’t be stupid to make the same mistake. (The dribble) is part of my game but I will not be arrogant enough to say that I will keep doing it.”
His composure on the ball for the rest of the game was flawless even when Leicester fans attempted to put pressure on him.
Whilst Klopp as visibly frustrated on the touchline, he accepted that there was no better game for him to make the mistake as they went on to win the game.