• News

Wijnaldum defends Alisson after errors against Man City

Alisson, Wijnaldum
Getty Images
Advertisement

Wijnaldum has come in defense of Alisson Becker after the Liverpool goalkeeper had a horror show in goal against Manchester City.

Alisson had a day to forget as Liverpool suffered a third successive defeat at Anfield, this time at the hands of Pep Guardiola’s City.

The South American gifted the Blues two of their goals in a 4-1 victory which saw them move 10 points clear of the defending champions at the top of the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp rued the mistakes from Alisson but went on to blame those errors on ‘cold feet’ after the game.

For a goalkepeer who has bailed his side times and times over, Klopp was not overly critical of the 28-year-old.

Teammate Georgino Wijnaldum shares the same thought and says everybody can make mistakes following the Reds’ humiliating defeat at Anfield.

“When you play football, you always know everyone can make a mistake,” Wijnaldum told Liverpool’s official website.

“If you look at the whole season, I don’t know how many players made a mistake.”

“And if you look at the other side, he [Alisson] saved us so much. It will always happen that a goalkeeper makes a mistake. You just try to fix it in the game.”

“We were more disappointed that we couldn’t change it around for him because if you look at since he was here how many times he saved us – he won trophies for us – it’s difficult that we couldn’t change it around for him.”

ADVERTISEMENT