Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has stated that he has no problem with his side’s goalkeeper, Alisson’s blunder in their 2-1 win against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
The Reds’ run of three successive clean sheets was halted following a mistake by Alisson in the second half.
Retrieving a Virgil van Dijk pass, the 25-year-old dallied on the ball and was easily dispossessed by Kelechi Iheanacho, who squared for Rachid Ghezzal to reduce the deficit.
The howler gifted the Foxes a way back into the contest, but having last week applauded his new signing’s confidence on the ball, Klopp claims to be not overly concerned.
“We all have to learn from that. Not only [Alisson],” the Reds boss told Sky Sports.
“It was clear last week it will happen one day. I didn’t think it would immediately happen the next week.
“We could have cleared the situation twice before, then we give the ball back to him and, yes, he could have cleared it as well. He knows it was his mistake, of course. He’s man enough to get that.
“I told him the best game to do it was this one because we won it. It’s all fine. Now we have ticked that box as well – don’t play all the balls to Alisson.
“He was cool after when the crowd tried to make him a bit nervous, which is of course normal. That’s how it is. No problem with that.”
Liverpool, who earlier established a two-goal cushion through Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, steadied after the setback to maintain their perfect start, marking the first time they have won their opening four Premier League fixtures.
“If somebody would have told me four weeks ago you have 12 points from four games I would buy it, whatever goal difference you want,” Klopp said.
“Having 12 points and knowing you can improve is good.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.