Alisson Becker offers Manchester United advice ahead of Liverpool clash
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 16, 2023 - 09:52PM
Alisson Becker is hoping for another memorable Liverpool win on Sunday (Picture: Getty Images)

Liverpool goalkeeper has told players that they must set themselves on fire ahead of their trip to Anfield on Sunday, using last season’s humiliation as motivation.

It was a disastrous trip to Anfield for the Red Devils in March, battered 7-0 by the home side in one of ’s worst days in charge of the club.

Manchester United are struggling for form, consistency and confidence as they prepare to return to Liverpool this weekend, but Alisson says they must at least turn up with passion and desire to put last season’s mauling right.

Asked by to put himself in Manchester United’s shoes ahead of their visit to Anfield, the Brazilian said: ‘I would be on fire and I would try to set my teammates on fire as well.

‘I played against Liverpool and I know how strong this team can be at Anfield. It wasn’t a good experience in terms of the result but this is the kind of game you want to play in.

‘Players from , from , from Man United, from Man City, are players that have to enjoy playing in this kind of game. I enjoy it a lot when we play against big opponents.

‘As a football player, as an elite athlete, you are going to try to use it [the 7-0] to motivate yourself. I don’t know much about the Man United players but I’m sure they are coming here to try and get the result from us.’

Alisson and Jurgen Klopp are hunting down a second Premier League title with Liverpool (Picture: Getty Images)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has warned his players that the 7-0 demolition should help United ahead of Sunday’s meeting, wanting to avoid any kind of complacency.

‘I don’t follow United closely enough to know exactly what the problem is there, but I saw Erik ten Hag was manager of the month last month. I saw they were the team in form so how can it be all wrong? I just don’t understand it,’ Klopp told a press conference on Friday.

‘We knew that day that the 7-0 was a freak result that happens once in a lifetime. If it helps anybody for the next game then it is the team who lost 7-0, not the team who won 7-0.’

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