Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson delivers damning Alisson verdict after Man City loss
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Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson delivered a damning verdict after goalkeeper Alisson made two crucial mistakes which allowed Manchester City to steal all three points in their Premier League showdown.
Liverpool were holding the league-leaders to a 1-1 draw when Alisson gifted possession to Phil Foden on the edge of his own box.
The City midfielder then danced past two defenders before squaring the ball for Ilkay Gundogan to convert from close range.
Three minutes later the Liverpool keeper made another shocking mistake as he kicked the ball straight to Bernardo Silva’s feet 12 yards out.
He then cut the ball back for Raheem Sterling to head home unmarked and City went on to secure all three points.
Liverpool are now 10 points behind Pep Guardiola’s side and Henderson is not happy with the errors.
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“Very disappointed with the result of course,” he said. “I don’t think the end result reflected the performance to be honest but we made mistakes and got punished.
“We competed well, this was more like the performance we are used to but like I say mistakes at the wrong moments cost us.
“It is hard to take now but in football you have to move on quickly. We need to use this week to prepare the best we can for a tough game with Leicester.
“Yes the result is very disappointing when you look at the scoreline but I felt large parts of the performance was more like us.
“I didn’t think we deserved to lose by that much but we made costly errors that cost us.
“We don’t look at the league table, just concentrate on the next game and try and win every game we can whether you are on top or fourth or fifth.”
Meanwhile, City midfielder Foden reckons his side forced Alisson into making the mistakes.
He said: “It’s brilliant, every player wants to play in big games like this and we showed that courage from minute one.
“They made it so difficult for us but we showed our courage to play our football and keep going, and in the end it paid off.
“I feel like sometimes we’re a slow team to get going. It was definitely better in the second half, it’s something to work on.
“We definitely forced the errors, it’s somnething we’re working at in training. Everyone worked for each other and got their rewards today.”
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