Alisson rues Leicester error and says dribbling must be ‘last resort’

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp believes his Liverpool side will benefit from their scrappy form in the early parts of this season and expects his team to get better after the global break.

Chelsea had struggled to break down Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge but goals from substitute Pedro and Eden Hazard in the last 20 minutes secured a 2-0 win to make it four in a row for new Blues manager Maurizio Sarri.

And now the Independent have ran quotes from Klopp that indicated he thought another dry surface was responsible for the Reds inability to play their best football - and there is clearly a theme here with the German. "I think he's confident and will continue to do so".

Liverpool managed to hold on but Alisson's mistake was akin to something you'd expect from Loris Karius or Simon Mignolet.

"We have come through the period where it looked like we didn't need all of them because we played quite a consistent line-up and the level in training was high".

On Alisson Becker's error for the Leicester goal - the first time Liverpool have conceded all season - Klopp was realistic while still refusing to be drawn into criticising the Brazilian.

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I told the boys we shouldn't use him (for back-passes) in the wrong moments - he is not a solution for us, he is an option.

Mane has shown a renewed hunger, playing with a desperation and eagerness to score goals - looking to get at defenders and make things happen in the final third. We'll take the three points over the clean sheet. "Then it's games, games, games and the whole of September - I don't know how many, but a lot".

When we spoke before the game I highlighted that as a key area and they both put in a real shift.

The Foxes were then handed a gift as Alisson made a huge mistake and Rachid Ghezzal pulled a goal back but Claude Puel's side couldn't find an equalizer.

Alisson joined Liverpool from Roma for a then world-record fee for a goalkeeper of £66.8million in July. But he did it. Hitting out at his service, he added: "I didn't get a very good pass". We still used him in better situations after. It needed to happen so that it will not happen again. I think they will learn from it, even though it is Alisson's style.

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