Steve McManaman has criticised Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker for his performance against Manchester City, as he claimed the Brazilian ‘possibly had the worst game that anyone has seen in the Premier League‘.
Alisson put in a disasterclass as he gifted Man City two goals as Pep Guardiola’s men thrashed the Reds 4-1 at Anfield.
Liverpool’s hopes of defending the league title are virtually over with this defeat, with Jurgen Klopp’s men a massive 10 points behind Man City, who also have a game in hand.
Speaking after the game, Steve McManaman, who has played for both Liverpool and Man City in his career, slammed Alisson for his ‘amateurish mistakes’. “The goalkeeper has possibly had the worst game that anyone has seen in the Premier League and for Liverpool,” he told Premier League Production as per Goal.
“They get back into the game at 1-1 and then inexplicably because he just throws the game away – not throws the game away they’re the wrong words – but he puts the game out of Liverpool’s reach with really amateurish mistakes.
“It’s very unlike him. We know he missed the last game through illness but he was back in today. Even for the fourth goal which you don’t want to take away from a lovely strike from Phil Foden but you’re almost thinking that’s a mistake by the goalkeeper too. It was really uncharacteristic play.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool face Leicester City in their next game in the English top-flight, and the Reds will be aiming for nothing less than all three points against the Foxes, who sit third in the points table.