Alisson Becker has claimed Liverpool are in a ‘good way’ at the moment but insists the Reds are just getting going.
The Brazilian, who kept his third clean sheet of the season during Saturday’s Merseyside derby defeat of Everton at Anfield, believes he and his teammates can still improve despite their strong start to the campaign.
Despite Jurgen Klopp’s side sitting fourth in the Premier League, top of their Europa League group and through to the fourth round of the League Cup, our No. 1 believes the Reds are ‘lacking consistency’ this term.
“I think we are in a good way but we are just at the beginning of it,” Alisson told Liverpool’s official match day programme (via Liverpool Echo). “Time-wise we are only three months from the start of the rebuilding of this team and this is a really short time to say we’ve reached our highest level.
“So I think we have so many spaces for improvement, but that doesn’t mean the team is bad – it’s the opposite. We are doing really well in games and doing really good things, but I think we are lacking consistency so far. We have to improve to get more of it and defensively we can improve more. Consistency means we have to play the full game doing the good stuff defensive-wise and offensive-wise.”
Liverpool were active during the summer transfer window bringing in four new midfielders.
Three of those signings started the weekend victory over the Toffees and Alisson has explained how Klopp’s side has changed as a result of our summer transfer business.
“The team has changed a lot,” added the Brazil international. “When I first arrived here, in the first three seasons the team was pretty much the same. Not many players came in, but after the first season some players started to go. That didn’t affect the way we played too much, but it has changed more after last season.
“More players left the club and more players came in so I think that changed a little bit the way that we play. Now we look more of a team that likes to keep the ball more – more of a possession team, but still with quick strikers, quick transitions.
“Sometimes we can play really good on the counter-attack as well and we still like to press high. So we’ve changed, but at the same time the strength that we had in the past is in the manager’s idea. He’s kept that and tries to bring that to this rebuilt team.”
Alisson has been brilliant this term pulling off some world-class saves when we’ve needed him most.
Since joining the club from AS Roma in 2018 the 31-year-old has helped take Klopp’s side to the next level – winning every major trophy during his time on Merseyside.
Let’s hope he can continue his fine form and help us pick up more silverware this term!