Alisson puts Liverpool’s top-four Champions League ambitions on the backburner after loss to Wolves
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 06, 2023 - 03:18AM
Alisson and Thiago Alcantara look on in despair after Neves’ third goal for Wolves (Picture: Getty)

Alisson admits Liverpool can forget about qualification until they fix their wretched form.

A 3-0 defeat at Wolves on Saturday left them tenth in the Premier League and 11 points adrift of the top four.

refused to defend his misfiring side after a third straight top-flight away defeat – the first time that has happened in the Premier League since 2012.

The Brazil goalkeeper was beaten by Joel Matip’s own goal after five minutes before Craig Dawson doubled Wolves’ lead seven minutes later.

Ruben Neves wrapped up the victory in the second half, leaving 30-year-old Alisson needing to forget any Champions League chase.

‘We have to think on the next games, that’s what we have in our hands,’ he said. ‘We are not in a position to think too much about what we can do at the end of the season.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has held himself open for criticism following his team’s recent performance (Picture: Shutterstock)

‘We have to think about what we can do better now and to win the next game that is in front of us. That’s it. We are not in the situation where we are confident but we tried.

‘We did a good second half and then we concede again. You don’t score and you concede again, so it’s completely frustrating from my side. It looks like in the game we were two steps behind in the first 15 minutes and then we make one step forward. So we still need to do more steps because of the result.

‘The step forward was the performance of the second half, it changed a lot, it was two completely different sides if you watch the game.’

Liverpool now host Everton before travelling to Newcastle and then welcome Real Madrid in the Champions League with their season hanging by a thread.

‘Today was the pinnacle of our problems,’ said Klopp. ‘In a game like this it is absolutely not allowed. You can criticise, judge us and you’re probably right.

‘The start to the game was horrible. It was the opposite of what we should do. I can’t explain it, it cannot happen. We caused the problems ourselves. We do it in public, that’s why everyone can see. How can I not be concerned? I cannot sit here and think we did well.’

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