Alisson Becker blasts Liverpool teammates in damning interview after Champions League exit
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Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker did not pull any punches during his post-match interview on the back of their Champions League exit.
On Wednesday night, Liverpool knew they needed a miraculous performance if they were to overturn the 5-2 defeat they suffered at Anfield in the first leg.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s men were flat, slow and lethargic as Karim Benzema’s 78th-minute goal sealed a 1-0 win for Madrid, winning 6-2 overall on aggregate.
It was yet another bitter disappointment in what is fast turning into a season to forget for Liverpool.
After the match, Brazilian Alisson, who was Liverpool’s best player on the night, did not hold back in his interview.
He told TNT Sports: “I think that every moment of the season had its reason and today we can say that it was the attitude of the players on the field. Perhaps because of the first game, which was a very elastic score.
“Coming here, beating Real Madrid away from home, it’s hard to… speaking as a human being now, it’s hard for you to create that expectation of qualifying.
“Now, man, I’m wearing the Liverpool shirt, I’m going to play against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. The least I have to do is give my best. So that’s my thought, I believe I did my best and I leave here with a clear head.
“And now speaking as a team, we have much more to do. And this season of ups and downs, every moment had its reason.”
"O PROBLEMA HOJE FOI A ATITUDE DOS JOGADORES EM CAMPO!" Em exclusiva ao nosso @fredcaldeira, Alisson ativou o modo sincero e falou sobre os motivos da temporada ruim do Liverpool. ❌ #CasaDaChampions pic.twitter.com/oVnTWvFofA— TNT Sports BR (@TNTSportsBR) March 15, 2023
Alisson continued: “We had injuries, I think we don’t like to talk about it in football. We’re not going to use it as an excuse, but the injuries certainly hurt us. Now we only have one player left out, so that’s no longer an excuse. It’s been like this for over a month now.
“We had a fantastic, incredible game against United. Soon after, an inexplicable game against Bournemouth. And against Real Madrid, it’s not that we played badly, but we didn’t play enough to tie the game. There was a lack of attitude, a lot was lacking on our part.”
Liverpool will now have a bit of time before three gruelling tests against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal await them after the international break.
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