Alisson hits nail on head when summing up two things that have gone wrong with Liverpool

Alisson Becker of Liverpool FC talks to the media during the UEFA Europa League 2023/24 quarter-final second leg press conference at Gewiss Stadium on April 17, 2024 in Bergamo, Italy. 

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has pinpointed two major issues the Reds need to address following their recent run of poor form.

Liverpool are hoping to give Jurgen Klopp a fitting farewell when he steps down as manager at the end of the season and they have already won the Carabao Cup. However, their hopes of lifting two more trophies have taken a hit in recent weeks.

They have dropped points in their last two Premier League games, drawing 2-2 with Manchester United and losing 1-0 to Crystal Palace, and are 3-0 down heading into the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final clash against Atalanta.

And Alisson believes Liverpool simply need to "go back to keeping clean sheets and try to score the chances that we have" in order to return to form. Speaking ahead of the second leg against Atalanta, he insisted: "[We have had] two bad results, [but] I think we cannot make the mistake to make these bigger than it is.

"Of course losing 3-0 at home is something that we cannot accept as LFC players. We have to improve our performances, of course, but if I would be more precise on the things we have to do better, it is we have to go back to keeping clean sheets and try to score the chances that we have, the clear chances that we have in front of the goal.

"I am saying that because I trust my strikers a lot, I trust my defenders a lot and I know the quality that we have as a team. So if we do that as a team, defend as a team, attack as a team, improving these kind of things then I think we can go back to winning games."

He also admitted Atalanta will pose a difficult test and that Liverpool "need to do a much better job than we did in the first leg" if they are to overturn a 3-0 deficit. "They will be a tough nut to crack," Alisson added.

"They are a very physical side, both physically and tactically and technically. It has always been a very tough match to come up against them. They play 11 against 11, man-marking all over the pitch and when you play against a team that do man-mark all over the pitch, you need to make sure that you are willing to put in hard work and run.

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"If you don't do that, it's pointless even going out there to play in the first place! They did an outstanding job in the last game, you could see that they prepared the game very well with regards to knowledge of us as a team.

"We also produced a bad performance. I think this match could be a different kettle of fish but we need to do a much better job than we did in the first leg."

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