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It just had to happen. Out of all the players to make an error for Liverpool this season, it had to be the goalkeeper making a big error in the fourth game of the campaign.

Liverpool were given ample warning in the previous game against Brighton & Hove Albion as Alisson was caught out a couple of times and even produced a moment of audacity as he flicked a pass over the onrushing Anthony Knockaert.

There were concerns that the Brazilian would be caught out in the Premier League soon and that happened in the next game.

Against Leicester City, with the team leading 2-0 and looking comfortable, the Brazilian collected a back-pass from Virgil van Dijk and tried to complete a Cruyff turn in his penalty box but was dispossessed by Kelechi Iheanacho and Rachid Ghezzal scored for the Foxes.

Liverpool looked a little out of sorts after conceding the goal and Alisson later claimed (h/t Sky Sports) that he would learn from his mistake.

The Reds have had their issues with Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet at the back but Alisson still looks more accomplished. The 25-year-old made a few routine saves and barring that moment of madness, he was solid between the sticks.

The best time to make the mistake

Although the Brazilian should have just lumped that back-pass onto the other end of the pitch, this mistake came at the perfect time for the team.

Liverpool head into the international break with a 100% win record and even with the mistake, we came out with all three points at one of the toughest grounds in the Premier League, the King Power Stadium.

Alisson will travel with the Brazil national side for the international break but it should give him time to think about the mistake and try to cut it out from his future games.

Playing for the national team could take him out of the torrent of abuse he might have received in the next Premier League game.

Winning at Leicester is no mean feat and even though we slacked off in the second half, the win should provide with us a lot of confidence for the rest of the season.

Liverpool have a grittiness to their playing style this season and that has been on display against the likes of Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Alisson has done his bit by making some important saves and he has already won us a couple of points this season. One magnificent save against Pascal Gross ensured we got all three points against Brighton, and the keeper did a decent job against Palace and Leicester too.

The Brazilian must learn, however, and there is no doubt that Jurgen Klopp would have provided an earful to the defence and the keeper too.

Two weeks is a decent time span to forget about this mistake and start afresh as we take on Tottenham Hotspur. Alisson just has to keep things simple and not look to become the next Neymar in the goal.

Read more: “Alisson gifted away a goal”, “Fire the goalkeeping coach” – Some Liverpool fans react angrily to Alisson’s blunder in 2-1 win over Leicester

The keeper is a talent and he should let his gloves do the talking. The feet are part of the game but the saves from a keeper are more important than anything else.

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(Video) Liverpool sends fans down memory lane with memory of fantastic goal



Fabio Aurelio Liverpool

Liverpool pulled a rabbit out of the hat by signing Andy Robertson from Hull City. The Scot wasn’t a big name then and didn’t cost us much but he has been incredible since breaking into the first-team.

The newly appointed Scotland captain is easily one of the best left-backs in the world and is only getting better with game time.

Although Liverpool have finally signed a dependable left-back, that wasn’t the case for many years as Alberto Moreno and Jose Enrique never seemed to fulfil their potential.

The Reds were a little unlucky with one player and that was Fabio Aurelio, the Brazilian. The former Valencia player was a Red for six seasons but made just 87 appearances in the Premier League.

The left-back was known for his incredible delivery and had a fantastic moment or two. His goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford is one of our greatest moments post the Champions League win in 2005 and FA Cup in 2006 and the Reds wished the 38-year-old on his birthday.

The Brazilian was great at set-pieces but his injuries prevented him from reaching his potential. Rafa Benitez got the best out of the now 38-year-old but the defender had to retire a few years ago as injuries caught up to him.

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Former Liverpool star claims he wants to play under this manager



Kevin Keegan Liverpool

Kevin Keegan’s managerial career can be remembered for his rant against Manchester United and slumping behind the advertising hoardings after Liverpool beat Newcastle 4-3.

The former England star was one of the best during his time as he picked up a couple of Ballon d’Ors and won numerous titles as a player for the Reds.

Keegan certainly knows a thing or two about winning trophies and in a recent interview with the Guardian, the former England captain added that out of the current managers, he would love to play under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds play attacking football but Keegan claimed he saw a bit of himself in Klopp and hence, would have played under our manager.

“I’d have to go for [Jürgen] Klopp because he’s like me.”

“He is going to tackle someone one day.

“I was very close to it [too]. When someone was breaking away and it was near the touchline, and I was stood there, I was very close one day to bringing him down. I really was.”

The 67-year-old is right about Klopp’s passion for the game and that is one reason why we are doing so well. The German has turned us into one of the best sides in the country and it is time for him to break his trophy duck at Anfield.

Read more: Former World Cup winner wants this German superstar to join Liverpool

The Reds last won a trophy in 2012 but with Klopp at the helm and the players producing incredible performances, we may have something to cheer about at the end of the campaign.

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“Wasn’t his best goal”, “He scored better” – Some Liverpool fans are certain Puskas had better goals last season



Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Mohamed Salah came third in the best men’s player category at the recent FIFA awards but the Liverpool star did pick up the Puskas Award for the best goal of the season.

The winning moment came against Everton on 10th December 2017 as Salah jinked past a couple of players before curling the ball into the net.

The effort was adjudged to be better than Gareth Bale’s strike against us in the Champions League final and Cristiano Ronaldo’s effort against Juventus in the same competition.

Salah was on a tear last season as he broke the Premier League scoring record with 32 goals in the competition. The forward had a number of magical moments and a few fans were convinced this wasn’t the Egyptian’s best goal of the season.

There were brilliant efforts against Watford and Tottenham that come to mind. The 25-year-old hasn’t been on fire this season but the award should come as a handy boost for the remainder of the campaign.

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