Joe Gomez has backed Alisson to continue playing his confident ball-playing game despite gifting Leicester City a goal at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
When Liverpool completed the £65million purchase of Alisson from AS Roma in July, one of the most talked about attributes of his game was his ability to play out from the back with the precision of a top midfielder.
And while the Brazilian has recorded a pass success rate of close to 90% over the last four Premier League games, he made his first error as Liverpool’s no.1 but despite the mistake resulting in a goal conceded (the first of his career on Merseyside), nobody is concerned.
Joe Gomez has, in fact, come out and backed his teammate to continue playing his normal, super composed style of play at the back.
“That is his style of play and I think everyone wants him to continue doing that,” Gomez told the London Evening Standard.
“All the time he gives us that confidence that we can play and it relieves a lot of pressure for us. Everyone has their style of play and we don’t want him to change. I think he’s confident and will continue to [be] so.
“As a team, we play for clean sheets – that is important and it’s the foundation for you because if they don’t score you can’t lose. It’s going to happen, though, we’re bound to concede goals but the main thing is the reaction [to Leicester’s goal].
“We didn’t drop our heads and we knew we could withstand the pressure and that is the main thing. We’ll take the three points over the clean sheet.”