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Tony Cascarino slams Liverpool star for performance in Manchester United defeat

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Tony Cascarino slams Liverpool star for performance in Manchester United defeat

Tony Cascarino has told The Times that Alisson unnerved Liverpool with his erratic antics during Sunday’s 3-2 defeat against Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp’s team failed to win for the third game in succession in all competitions.

Mo Salah’s brace wasn’t enough to see the Premier League champions home and Liverpool have work to do.

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Young defender Rhys Williams was at fault for United second goal at the weekend but it was Alisson who earned critique from Cascarino.

He feels that the Brazilian’s sweeper-keeper style proved unnerving for Liverpool’s back-four.

The ex-striker told The Times: “Does Alisson think he’s Virgil van Dijk?

“The Liverpool goalkeeper is good with his feet but he took enormous risks at Old Trafford, trying to intercept the ball and losing possession when attempting passes.

“With a more experienced back-line, I can understand why he would play this way but with Rhys Williams – a 19-year-old kid – he has to be more responsible.

 

“Taking risks like that can put defenders on edge.”

Alisson cost Liverpool £67 million in 2018 and it’s fair to say he’s been a superb addition.

He has helped the club to some fantastic moments, winning the Champions League and Premier League during his time at Anfield.

TBR View: Liverpool need leaders to step up

Alisson is enduring a bit of a sticky patch but isn’t the only Anfield star to ensure such a fate.

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The £90,000-a-week custodian needs to step up and become a leader of men, especially with so many experienced players out injured.

Alisson has proved himself as one of Europe’s top goalkeepers in the last few years and form is very much temporary.

Liverpool desperately need a few good results to get back among the title race and the performances of Alisson could prove vital.

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