Alisson Becker has vowed to learn from the mistake that led to him conceding the first goal of his Liverpool career.
The goalkeeper hesitated after receiving Virgil van Dijk’s mis-directed back-pass midway through the second period of Saturday’s match against Leicester City, allowing Kelechi Iheanacho to steal possession and square for Rachid Ghezzal to score.
Ultimately, that incident did not prevent the Reds from picking up a fourth consecutive victory at the start of the Premier League season, with first-half strikes from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino proving enough to earn a hard-fought three points.
Alisson, though, insisted he will strive to avoid similar errors in the future after accepting culpability for the Foxes’ goal.
“I am angry that I made a mistake that put the team in a difficult situation,” the Brazil international told ESPN Brasil.
“When one person makes a mistake, it affects everyone and everyone fought back together. We have to improve still but the result is what matters at the moment.
“It was bad judgement, I made a mistake reading the play. I didn’t get a very good pass [and] we talked about that in the dressing room and I spoke to Virgil. It wasn’t a good pass but I could have just kicked it long.
“I wanted to keep playing and keep the possession [and] now everyone is going to analyse that. I’m not going to be stupid and make the same mistake. We have to learn from our mistakes.
“It is part of my game [playing out from the back with his feet] but I am not going to be arrogant to stand here and say I’m going to keep doing it. We have to learn from our mistakes.”