Alisson responds to Leicester howler and makes telling admission

Liverpool keeper Alisson held up his hands after his King Power howler saying: “I will learn from my mistake.”

The Red’s shot-stopper was robbed by Leicester sub Kelechi Iheanacho as he gifted the Foxes a route back into a match that was slipping away from them .

First-half strikes from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino had given the Merseysiders the lead before Rachid Ghezzal fired into the net from his team-mate’s pass.

It set up a frantic finale and, although Liverpool earned their fourth straight victory with a 2-1 triumph, it was way more uncomfortable than it should have been.


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Alisson said: “I’m angry with myself for the mistake that put the team in a difficult situation.

“When one person makes a mistake, it affects everyone.

“It was bad judgement. I didn’t get a good pass – I spoke to Virgil (Van Dijk) in the dressing-room afterwards. It wasn’t a good pass but I could have just kicked it long.

“I wanted to keep playing and keep possession. Now everyone is going to analyse it. But I’m not going to be stupid and make the same mistake. I have to learn from it.


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“It is part of my game, playing with the ball at my feet. But I’m not going to be arrogant enough to say I’m going to keep doing it.

“If it’s necessary, dribbling has to be the last resort. Unfortunately, today it cased the goal. I actually think it was a foul but I don’t want to blame it on that. I just have to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp said he knew the clanger was coming. He shrugged it off because Liverpool won – but foresaw it after the £66m signing escaped a similar fate last week when a neat piece of skill out-foxed Brighton’s Anthony Knockaert.

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He said: “Last week when he did what he did and everyone spoke about it, it was clear what would happen one day.

“I thought Joe Gomez – and Virgil Van Dijk, for sure – could have cleared but for some reason he dribbles – and they score the goal.

“I told him afterwards it was the best game to do it – because we won.

“It’s not cool. But it’s only positive that he’s a good footballer. We have to use that in the right way.

“If we pass him the ball then we have to make an option for him. But no goalkeeper in the world should have dribbled in that situation – but he did it.

“Football is a game where mistakes happen. It was a big one but not decisive. It probably needs to happen – but it won’t happen again.”

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