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Alisson names who was to blame for Liverpool failing to beat Manchester United

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Alisson has pointed fingers at the forwards of Liverpool for their side’s failure to defeat Manchester United on Sunday. The Reds were dominant at Anfield, enjoying 69% possession and having 34 shots. But the hosts could not find a way past Andre Onana as the Red Devils looked like they had only came for a stalement.

As a result of the 0-0 draw, Liverpool have slipped from first to second in the Premier League table.

Alisson blames the Liverpool frontline

Alisson was happy with how his side coped defensively. Instead, the Brazilian international believes that it was the Reds’ frontline which let them down against their bitter rivals. The keeper said: “I think we dominated all the game, created a lot of chances, but still big areas to improve.

“We take the good things from here this afternoon: the clean sheet I think was really good, really solid defensively”. Alisson further said: “Maybe we could improve in the creation phase in the last third of the pitch, creating better chances for ourselves, being more calm on the ball and making better choices. Sometimes we rushed a little bit. Shooting balls that we could have passed to a player in a better position. But this is part of the game. We have to learn from that as quick as possible, as the season doesn’t give you too much time to improve.”

Alisson confident that the forwards will bounce back

Even though Liverpool were not able to score against Man United, Alisson is confident his team-mates can rediscover their scoring touch.

Alisson said: “They are massive for us, the strikers. They are always scoring. I think it’s a moment as well sometimes for the other players to try to score from set-pieces. The front three and the others who are coming in are doing the difference every game, one game after the other.”

The Keeper further added: “We take that, we take the point, we take the clean sheet and take the things we can improve and the things we did well. We know that in reality football is not always happening the big scores, scoring a lot of goals, scoring every chance that you create.”

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