Liverpool suffered frustration against Manchester United on Sunday, unable to score for the first time in 35 games, much to goalkeeper Alisson’s displeasure.
Alisson squarely places the blame on Liverpool’s strikers for their inability to defeat Manchester United on Sunday.
Despite Anfield seeing the Reds dominate with 68 percent possession and a staggering 34 shots, they couldn’t breach Andre Onana’s defence. Consequently, Liverpool slipped from the top spot in the Premier League standings.
Although Alisson made two crucial saves, he expresses contentment with his team’s defensive performance. In his view, it was the failure of Liverpool’s frontline that proved decisive against their fierce rivals.
“Unfortunately it’s a draw for us today, not what we were hoping for. But we have to take the good things that we did on the pitch. I think we dominated all the game, created a lot of chances, but still big areas to improve,” the keeper said.
“We take the good things from here this afternoon: the clean sheet I think was really good, really solid defensively, the way we defended, aggressive in the moments we needed to be, stopping counters, giving them [just] one or two chances.
“Maybe we could improve in the creation phase in the last third of the pitch, creating better chances for ourselves, being more calm on the ball and making better choices. Sometimes we rushed a little bit.
“Shooting balls that we could have passed to a player in a better position. But this is part of the game, we have to learn from that as quick as possible, as the season doesn’t give you too much time to improve.”
Despite Liverpool facing challenges in breaking through on Sunday, Alisson expresses confidence in his teammates’ ability to rediscover their scoring prowess. He acknowledges that dominating the scoreline isn’t always guaranteed for the Reds but emphasizes that there is ample room for improvement.
“They are massive for us, the strikers. They are always scoring. I think it’s a moment as well sometimes for the other players to try to score from set-pieces. The front three and the others who are coming in are doing the difference every game, one game after the other,” he added.
“Today, unfortunately, I think we didn’t give as well too many good chances for them. I think only Lucho had a really clear chance and even that chance wasn’t clear. We have as well to see the good things that the opponents did on the pitch.
“They made our work really hard today at the last third, the way they defended; they sat back and they worked hard. All the shots that we had [were] always with pressure so it was not easy.
“We take that, we take the point, we take the clean sheet and take the things we can improve and the things we did well. We know that in reality football is not always happening the big scores, scoring a lot of goals, scoring every chance that you create.”
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