'I'm really happy' - Alisson Becker's reaction to West Ham win and penalty save

Reaction'I'm really happy' - Alisson Becker's reaction to West Ham win and penalty save

By Glenn Price


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Alisson Becker shared his delight after playing a pivotal role in Liverpool's 1-0 victory over West Ham United on Wednesday night.

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The goalkeeper made a number of crucial interventions throughout the Anfield encounter – the standout being his penalty save to deny Jarrod Bowen just prior to half-time.

His display ensured Darwin Nunez's 22nd-minute header was enough to secure the points for the Reds and make it three wins from three in all competitions.

After the game, Alisson spoke to Amazon Prime Video to discuss his contribution and the squad's momentum. Read on for the interview...

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On saving a penalty after assisting Mohamed Salah at the weekend...

Not bad at all! I'm really happy about that because we work so hard every day to come here and perform. Sometimes things don't happen just as we want but I think in the last few games it's working out.

On analysing his penalty save...

I won't tell too much about that! But I think it was a good save. In football everybody studies everybody – the strikers study the goalkeeper, the goalkeepers study the strikers or the penalty takers. I will not talk too much about my thing what I do – sorry!

On three wins from three in all competitions...

Since the beginning of the season we have big goals to win trophies, to fight for every competition that we are in. Things didn't work out so good for us. We started well with the Community Shield against Man City, an important game against an important, big opponent. It gave us a little bit of confidence but we didn't use that for the Premier League and then suddenly we lost confidence during the games, we lost players as well for injuries – and this is something that affected the team, the rhythm, some players coming back from a long time not playing. All the circumstances around affected us a little bit. On the pitch as well, performances weren't so bad but they weren't enough to get the three points, to get the win.

We just stick together – it was something that we were speaking about a lot, to stick together at this difficult time, difficult moment. Working hard, working every day – not only on matchdays. Now things are coming out, the results are coming but we don't have to be too excited about that. We have to keep our feet on the ground and just stick together, keep on working because it's a long and tough season for everybody.

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On belief within the team...

We have to believe, otherwise we don't have a reason to be here. We have our targets, we have our goals, big goals. But we have to be humble, we have to recognise that we didn't start the season well and we know how important the points are that you drop on the way. I think we don't need to talk about if we have a chance for the title. We just have to keep focused on the next game, on the next challenge, and then we will see how far we can go.

On Nunez...

We are helping him a lot, we keep him really close. He's a really good lad. I know that it's not easy, it's really difficult to settle in a different country. When I came here, I knew a little bit more English than him – he's learning. He's working hard on that – not only on the pitch but outside to learn English. He's a really disciplined man and we are trying to help him, help Lucho. We are a really strong team who works together and sticks together all the time when we are at the training ground. Sometimes outside the pitch we come together to spend time together – and this is important not only for him but for his family and for all our families.

Darwin Nunez scores as Liverpool beat West Ham 1-0 at Anfield

Match reportDarwin Nunez scores as Liverpool beat West Ham 1-0 at AnfieldLiverpool edged out West Ham United on Wednesday night to record back-to-back 1-0 wins at Anfield in the Premier League.



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