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Putting pressure on Man City, Liverpool will need a superman

24 Th1 2022 | 13:38

Taking advantage of the opportunity Man City was held by Southampton, Liverpool narrowed the gap with the opponent to 9 points and played less than 1 match.

Round 23 of the Premier League, Liverpool continued to chase Man City on the rankings when they won all 3 points against Crystal Palace. Virgil van Dijk, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Fabinho respectively scored to bring victory for the Anfield team. The only goal on the Palace side was scored by Odsonne Edouard.

However, Liverpool still have reasons to worry when they reveal the limitations of their defense and create conditions for coach Patrick Vieira’s army to create many dangerous opportunities. However, the excellence of goalkeeper Alisson Becker saved the goal of The Kop.

Speaking after the game, coach Jurgen Klopp had to thank the Brazilian keeper saying: ” I spoke with Alisson. I thank him for saving us many times. Alisson said that It’s his responsibility, his job. Of course, it would be great if you had a world-class goalkeeper in the back line .”

Liverpool narrows the gap with Man City, Klopp must thank a superman - Football

Alisson shines in Liverpool’s win over Palace.  

In fact, this season, Liverpool’s defense has no longer maintained the certainty as the year Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students won the championship, when Virgil Van Dijk was still in the stage of regaining his peak form. , Joel Matip often makes mistakes, Ibrahima Konate just stopped at the potential level while Joe Gomez has long lost his starting position.

Therefore, the burden of keeping a clean sheet was placed on the shoulders of goalkeeper Alisson Becker. The Brazilian keeper himself has also made mistakes this season, when his disastrous kick caused Liverpool to drop two unfortunate points and let Son Heung-min score in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

Alisson, Firmino and Matip are out of Liverpool's game - Football

Alisson’s high form is the basis for Liverpool to raise hopes of competing for the EPL championship.  

However, leaving that unforgettable moment behind, Alisson has returned to himself with impressive performances. Last week, he helped the Kop keep a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Brentford at Anfield. Recently, the Brazilian goalkeeper continued to play well to help Liverpool get 3 full points against Crystal Palace.

His saves against Michael Olise and Jean-Philippe Mateta were crucial to the home team’s eventual victory. In the context, the hopes of chasing Man City have just been rekindled, Liverpool will need an Alisson Becker with superhuman performance to help them compete for the Premier League title until the final stage.