Alisson urges Liverpool teammates to 'wake up' after Wolves defeat

PREMIER LEAGUE Alisson urges Liverpool teammates to 'wake up' after Wolves defeat

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 23:04 - 04.02.2023
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson struggled to explain the "mistakes" which littered his side's chastening 3-0 Premier League defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

Despite enjoying an impressive individual campaign, Alisson has conceded more goals in 20 Premier League games this season (28) than he shipped across 36 top-flight outings last term (24).

Alisson wants Liverpool to wake up

In their third meeting with Wolves in 28 days, Liverpool shipped two goals in the opening 12 minutes. Joel Matip inadvertently diverted the ball into his own net before Craig Dawson, on his debut for Wolves, capitalised upon a bout of pinball at a set piece to blast the ball beyond Alisson.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker

"Sometimes in football you make mistakes and you get punished," Liverpool's goalkeeper lamented after the match. "We did that again and again. Two mistakes, two goals at the beginning of the game. We are making things hard for ourselves."

Liverpool improved after the interval, with 14 shots in the second half, but failed to find the net before Ruben Neves added a third for the hosts at the end of a swift counterattack.

Alisson continued: "After that, we did a great second half. We could have done better on the third goal but it is a good moment from the opponent.

Liverpool keeper Alisson during the game against Wolves
Liverpool keeper Alisson during the game against Wolves

"I don't know what we need to happen to us to wake up. We come here, say we have to believe in ourselves but we don't act like that on the pitch or deserve that. Again, we have to put this behind us and take strength from ourselves and [our] families to bounce back."

Big picture for Liverpool

With a Merseyside derby and a Champions League tie against Real Madrid on the horizon, Jurgen Klopp's men need to get their act together to avoid finishing the season without silverware and missing out on European football next season.

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