Carragher left stunned by Alisson pass in Liverpool clash at Aston Villa
Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports (broadcast on 10/5; 20:22) that he could not believe the Alisson pass that nearly cost Liverpool a goal in their Premier League clash with Aston Villa.
The Reds got themselves back on level terms after going behind early on at Villa Park in another must-win game. Joel Matip was there to tap the ball home after Virgil van Dijk had his attempt saved.
There may not have been anymore goals in the first-half after the sixth minute, but there was certainly plenty of talking points. And one involved the Liverpool goalkeeper as he looked to pass the ball around Ollie Watkins.
Alisson took a big risk to try and find Fabinho as Watkins cut down the angle. And ultimately, he was nearly punished as the Villa striker intercepted the ball.
Thankfully for Liverpool, the Brazilian was able to regain possession outside of his box and deal with the situation. But Carragher could not help but express his disbelief at the goalkeeper taking the gamble.
“I can’t believe he even attempted that pass. Alisson has surely got to play the pass the other way,” he told Sky Sports.
Alisson pass summed up chaotic display from Liverpool defence
Liverpool were perhaps influenced from their need to win the game to keep the pressure on Manchester City. They looked extremely shaky at the back and Villa were able to cause them a number of problems.
Alisson’s pass summed up the chaotic nature of Liverpool’s defensive display. He nearly left the Reds with another mountain to climb after they had already gone behind inside three minutes against Steven Gerrard’s side.
Fortunately for Jurgen Klopp’s men, Alisson was given another opportunity to rectify his mistake, and he managed to make amends.
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