IT must be great playing for Liverpool at the minute. The Reds are feared by the entire footballing world, they have dropped just two points domestically and are in a strong position to retain their Champions League crown. Alisson Becker has explained that ‘enjoyment’ is key to success at Liverpool.
Liverpool signed Alisson from Roma for £66.9m in the summer of 2018.
After missing out on the Champions League trophy in Kiev due to a pair of shocking errors by Loris Karius, the decision was made to bring in the Brazilian.
Since arriving at Anfield, Alisson has established himself as the best goalkeeper in the world bar none.
The Brazilian shot stopper has collected an embarrassment of awards during his time at Liverpool, including the Premier League Golden Glove and the inaugural Yachine Award.
Speaking to Premier League Productions (via Liverpoolfc.com), Alisson has put ‘enjoyment’ at the centre of the club’s success:
“We are enjoying this time because it’s good to be on the top. We work for this – to be on the top in a top level.
“We are enjoying it a lot. For winning you need to enjoy the game. The way we play, you need to enjoy that because if you don’t enjoy that then you cannot play all the games with our intensity. We try to do our best and be happy on the pitch.
“In Brazil we always say that you need to enjoy the game to be happy playing football because football is happiness.”
What RTK has to say
Alisson pinpointing ‘enjoyment’ as the key to Liverpool’s successes on the pitch says a lot about playing for Jürgen Klopp.
As the keeper points out, it would be difficult to play for the German coach if you didn’t enjoy yourself on the pitch.
His philosophy is incredibly demanding, incredibly intense – if you aren’t enjoying it then players could become jaded quickly.
With The Reds performing so well week in week out, we can expect the lads to carry on enjoying their football for the foreseeable future.