That was nervy, wasn’t it?
Liverpool evaded disaster by securing a narrow win over relegation contenders Fulham, temporarily climbing back into Premier League’s pinnacle.
However, what is obvious, they shouldn’t have been in a difficult predicament, to begin with.
Despite dominating the game, a disastrous mistake almost cost them three points. Indeed, Virgil van Dijk showed a rare moment of nervousness when he made a risky back-pass to Allison with Ryan Babel right on his toes. However, the Brazilian ended up being nutmegged by the Dutch winger, conceding an embarrassing goal.
This, however, isn’t the first silly goal he’s conceded this season. Who can forget the first he conceded in the Premer League, when a cheeky moment went wrong and he ended up red-faced? No one is doubting that the Brazilian has definitely been a solid signing for Liverpool, keeping 17 clean-sheets and only conceding 18 goals so far.
However, most of the ones he has conceded have been poor.
Similarly, he shouldn’t have been outwitted by Babel in the Fulham game. Allison should’ve just cleared the ball to save the Dutchman, who’s been protecting his goal all throughout the season. At times, the former Roma custodian has been a bit too confident and ambitious for his own benefit, which has resulted in embarrassing moments throughout the season.
If Allison truly wants to establish himself as one of the best in the world, he needs to stop making unforced errors. Despite being a solid figure throughout, he needs to realize one-off silly mistakes are what tarnished Liverpool’s title campaign the last time they went close to winning the Premier League.
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