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Alisson reveals why Liverpool really lost to Man United last night

Chris Stonadge

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Alisson reveals why Liverpool really lost to Man United last night

Alisson Becker has claimed opponents have learned Liverpool's style of play following his side's 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.

Liverpool lined up last night with James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Harvey Elliott in a midfield which lacked cohesion, but Jurgen Klopp had little alternative due to the sheer amount of injuries.

Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford scored for United either side of half-time, with Mohamed Salah grabbing a consolation for the visitors.

Becker, who could little against Sancho and Rashford’s efforts, said that his side can be a little predictable at times.

“Teams, when they play against us, they know the way we play and they try to exploit that and they try to use that against us," said the goalkeeper to Liverpool’s official website.

"(It’s) something that most times works for us, (but) sometimes we get punished for that and tonight it is what happened.

“Sometimes we have to be more perfect in a game. It’s difficult to do that, but as a team being together we can do that and we can improve."


"We just have to keep working hard in our game in everything and defending with the ball.

“How do we change it? With our attitude changing that. Sometimes during the games, we make a few mistakes that you get punished for that."

He also came out in praise of Manchester United, who had lost their opening two matches to Brighton and Brentford.

"We knew they could play like that and prepared the game for different situations, but sometimes in the match you have to adapt as a team but we knew already," said the Brazil international.

"We trained and prepared for the game thinking of different possibilities. I believe we were well prepared but could execute better on the pitch by making better choices and better moves and being a little bit more aggressive in a good way defensive-wise."

Alisson will hope his side can bounce back as they face Bournemouth on Saturday, which Liverpool need to win in order to gain a little momentum before tough matches against Newcastle United and Everton.


Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Alisson Becker, Alisson, Liverpool, Manchester United

Chris Stonadge
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