Alisson Becker acknowledged the need for Liverpool to add consistency and improvement in their performances in the games ahead.
The Reds were not allowed to witness a win after a consecutive Premier League win by opposition Everton on a Saturday as the 241st Merseyside derby ended on a draw.
Despite the match ending, it was a tournament that characterizedseries of chances as Everton’s goal was disallowed, while theguest hit the woodwork and multiple saves by Jordan Pickford.
Alisson knew Liverpool’s didn’t do much/their best, over AFC Bournemouth and Newcastle United but expressed that Jürgen Klopp’s players needed more development.
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Asked if the Reds did their best, the goalkeeper, who made sure that Neal Maupay and Dwight McNeil didn’t score at Goodison Park, told Liverpoolfc.com: “We weren’t successful to achieve the wining point, so we didn’t do enough.
“We are stepping up, because we did better in comparison to our last meetings, we attacked and pressured, we created openings. We wanted a win and the opposition also wanted the same. “Our defense did their best, enough not to concede a goal – this is the teamwork, we deserved this. We got a point and we have to focus more.
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Having rendered Maupay’s effort futile from a mile minutes intothe second half, Alisson later went for a save at the McNeil strike that was assisted by a tricky deflection.
At a stage, the Brazilian said: “The deflection was as a result that our players were in a close range to the ball and we always say that– to be there and it doesn’t create a chance for the forward or anyone who has the ball and aiming for a goal.
“We need to block the ball and create an offense. They did that and I always made a save and quickened my movements with asave.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers then visit Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
“We want to win,” added Alisson. “We needed to win the last game [against Newcastle].
“You don’t always win but you strive to win, you have to be confident on your performances, and we will win. We are training and will bounce back, each game we are training.
“Players are coming back from injuries so it’s a good thing,everything will be good.”