Liverpool fans might have breathed a sigh of relief after they secured the services of Alisson Becker from AS Roma for £67 million. It was a moment of jubilation for the Reds faithful considering the crisis they have faced in that department in recent years.
After the Brazilian goalkeeper replaced Loris Karius, whose mistakes in the Champions League final cost them dearly, Liverpool might have thought that their new recruit would finally be the missing piece in Jurgen Klopp's puzzle. But a recent incident goes to show that the goalkeeping curse might be back to haunt them again this season.
Liverpool maintained their position at the top of the Premier League table after they beat Leicester City 2-1 at the King Power Stadium. However, their victory was overshadowed by the blunder of their recent record-signing that led to the goal. Allison tried to showcase some of his fancy footwork which he showcased during the match against Brighton, but this time out he was made to pay the price as his attempt to turn away from James Maddison following a poor back pass from Virgil Van Dijk, saw him lose the ball cheaply which ultimately resulted in gifting Leicester with a goal.
Though the resilient Liverpool defense managed to prevent the Foxes from scoring another goal. However, the incident leading to the goal sent the netizens into splits, and rival fans took to Twitter to poke fun at the antics of Liverpool's record signing, Alisson. Here are the best reactions:
This howler from Allison also means it is the first time Liverpool have conceded this season. Though, first-half goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were enough to see the Reds through and maintain their perfect record of four wins out of four before the international break.
With Jurgen Klopp insisting there were still many areas to be worked on after surviving a nervy scare. Another problem the Reds will need to sort out will be Mohammed Salah, who didn't look his usual self and had to be substituted early on. It seems like the striker might be upset over missing out on the UEFA Men's Player award which won by Real Madrid's Luka Modric. After compiling votes by esteemed panel of coaches and journalists in Europe, Salah finished third, behind Juventus newboy Cristiano Ronaldo.