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“I should have saved the second goal”- Alisson Becker admits mistake in Liverpool’s loss vs Leeds United

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Liverpool goalie Alisson Becker talks about the second goal conceded against Leeds United

Liverpool’s season went from bad to worse following their loss to Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday (October 29). A 2-1 win for the visitors saw them creep just above the relegation zone.

As far as Liverpool are concerned, this is their fourth loss of the season and they have just not won enough games as well. Presently, they are in the ninth position on the table. In the game against Jesse March’s side, both goals conceded came down to individual errors.

Rodrigo gave Leeds the early advantage by intercepting a wayward pass from Joe Gomez back to Alisson and cleanly slotting the ball into an empty net. Liverpool equalised through Mohamed Salah within 10 minutes but an 89th-minute goal from Crysencio Summerville ensured that Liverpool could not come back from thereon.

Alisson Becker of Liverpool watches Crysencio Summerville (not in photo) scores Leeds United's winner at Anfield in October 2022
Alisson Becker of Liverpool watches Crysencio Summerville (not in photo) score Leeds United’s winner at Anfield in October 2022. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Speaking of the second goal, here is what Alisson told Sky Sports via the Liverpool Echo:

“We have to think a lot about what we did wrong tonight. The two goals we conceded we shouldn’t concede. I should have saved the second goal.”

Perhaps, the Brazilian is being a bit too harsh on himself. The attempt, from a point-blank range, could have hardly been saved even if Lev Yashin stood in goal.

Besides, Alisson had made four saves up to that point as well so this is nothing but class from the keeper taking the blame for the rest of the players as well.

Alisson talks about the goal

Liverpool were not clinical enough in attack and hence, could not get the desired result. Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez had multiple opportunities to put Liverpool in the driving seat. Moreover, lapses in defence from Joe Gomez meant there was only so much Ali could do as well to cover it up.

Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool with Darwin Nunez and Alisson Becker after the loss against Leeds United. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool with Darwin Nunez and Alisson Becker after the loss against Leeds United. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

The former AS Roma keeper has undoubtedly been one of, if not the best Liverpool players this season, and there is not much he could have done in the circumstances he was put in as well. But having said that, it is important for Liverpool not to cry over spilt milk and focus on getting the result in the next game.

You can only beat what is in front of you and the Reds would certainly need to learn from their defensive errors in this game and try to negate those come the next run of games as we head deep into the season.

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The Reds will face Napoli in their next fixture in the UEFA Champions League and Alisson will certainly have a huge role to play in the game as the Italian outfit are flying high, scoring goals for fun. The Reds’ 30-year-old keeper is certainly in for a tough game.