Alisson admits annoyance at lack of Liverpool clean sheets

Date published: Monday 4th November 2019 3:07

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Alisson has admitted being “annoyed” by Liverpool’s lack of clean sheets this season.

The Brazil stopper recorded an unbelievable 34 clean sheets in 51 games last season, but he has only managed one clean sheet this term, although he has played only five times due to a calf injury he sustained in the first game of the season.

It means the Reds have managed less than half of the clean sheets they managed last term at this stage of the season and the 27-year-old admitted to being annoyed by the stat.

Speaking at Melwood on Monday, Alisson said: “It annoys me always when we concede. Stupid goals! When we concede that way it annoys me and the team, also. We always have a common goal to win the game and keep a clean sheet. You are closer to the victory with a clean sheet and you always have a draw.

“When you concede the games become more difficult. We need to work better than that if we want to do great things.

“Sometimes the quality of the opponent can affect it. You cannot do anything different, it’s part of the game. But we can do better in our concentration. Against Genk we conceded late on, so this annoyed me and the team. We need to keep our focus.

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We need to learn from these moments to make sure it does not happen again.

“It is important to qualify as soon as possible. We have a home game here and we know we are strong. If we win every home game now we will qualify.”

Alisson is preparing to play his second Champions League games of the season against Genk at Anfield on Tuesday night and feels like he is getting back to full fitness.

“I feel good from the first game back at Manchester. Some things just come with playing matches and I have more confidence. When you are fit in mind and body you can do everything. I know I can do better and I am working for this,” added Alisson.

“For now, we just think of Genk. We cannot think of Man City. We play a strong Genk side tomorrow. If we think about Man City, we will have difficulties. It is important that we win this and make another Champions League step.”

 

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