Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reveals Alisson was ‘very disappointed’ with the severity of his mistakes in Liverpool’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City.
The Reds went behind through Gundoigan’s goal but Mohamed Salah’s penalty pulled Liverpool level. But two huge errors from Alisson gifted City two goals before Foden scored a solo effort to seal the victory for Guardiola’s side.
Klopp’s side are now 10 points behind Man City in the Premier League title race, while the current league leaders also have a huge advantage with a game in hand.
Speaking after the defeat, Klopp says Alisson will learn from his mistakes and conceded he has instructed the goalkeeper to clear the ball into the stands if situations become too hard.
‘I spoke to him now a few seconds ago. He is obviously very disappointed and his words were, ‘not today, not today’ and I said, ‘yeah, that’s the problem with mistakes, you cannot decide when you make them’.
‘The only thing you can do is learn off it,’ Klopp said. ‘That is what he will do and it will never happen to him again, I am pretty sure.
‘But tonight it was decisive, I would say. That’s okay, he saved our lives I don’t know how often, he is an absolutely world-class goalie and tonight some things went a little bit wrong and we have to take that and we do.
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‘I said to him already, ‘we have stands, you can shoot the ball there’. It is like it is. ‘Different things came together, we didn’t offer exactly in the right things because in the first half Ali played exceptional football.
‘He was really calm on the ball, passing the ball through in small spaces, exactly what we wanted him to do. Then in the second half, in the beginning he didn’t do that.
‘He didn’t see the offers because we didn’t make them exactly in the right way and the problem is [then] he doesn’t shoot the ball somewhere far away from the dangerous spots. He knows that.
‘It is now not about that and I can’t help him now through the night, but we all have nights like this and tomorrow he will be OK again and then we will go again.’