Alisson opens up on his infamous mistake for Liverpool away at Leicester City

Alisson has opened up on his mistake against Leicester City.

Alisson's transfer from AS Roma to Liverpool inevitably came with plenty of intrigue and expectation, giving him a lot to live up to.

Replacing the error-prone duo of Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet meant there was always going to be that extra focus - the last two goalkeepers Liverpool had signed hadn't worked out too well, after all.

And this was for a world-record fee, comfortably beating the previous highest of Gianluigi Buffon, nearly twenty years ago.

Things started brilliantly for Alisson, too, as Liverpool recorded three consecutive clean sheets to kick off his Anfield career.

Then came a trip to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester, where Alisson took the spotlight for a very different reason.

A poor backpass from Virgil van Dijk forced the Brazilian wide of his goal but instead of kicking it clear when under pressure from Kelechi Iheanacho, he tried a Cruyff-turn.

He then proceeded to fall over as Iheanacho ran towards the open goal, eventually resulting in a goal from Rachid Ghezzal.

It was pretty far from the ideal way to concede your first goal and the focus on Alisson was bigger than ever.

Now, finally, the Liverpool goalkeeper has explained exactly what happened in Leicester.

Alisson was left helpless after Kelechi Iheanacho robbed him of the ball.

"I am working on playing with my feet, so I take risks with the ball at my feet because I am waiting for ­options,” said Alisson, according to the Mirror. “I am hoping that a space for a pass will appear at the last moment.

“That’s what happened in the ­Leicester game.

“The only option was to dribble, and if the ball hadn’t held up in the grass I think it would have been successful. But that was a real learning curve for me about the Premier League."

Liverpool fans will be happy to hear that he's learned his lesson there - even if he does believe that the grass played a part.

Alisson was the most expensive goalkeeper for only a few weeks until Chelsea bought Kepa.

As for how he dealt with the mistake, Alisson says he's far more mature than he used to be.

“I’ve locked myself in my room and wanted to be on my own a lot in my career but I don’t do that any more!" he said. "I am more mature today so I deal ­better with the mistakes.

"But if you look at my professional history as a goalkeeper I’m not somebody who makes many mistakes."

Liverpool will have to hope he's right about that - they've got an awful lot of money riding on it.

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