Jurgen Klopp responds to Alisson’s achievements amid goalkeeper interest – Blessing Sports News
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson recorded his 100th clean sheet for the club as they beat Brentford on Saturday, with European qualification still a possibility for the Reds
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool kept their slim Champions League hopes alive on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Brentford, and the Reds will be keen to pick up as many points as possible in the weeks that remain.
Mohamed Salah scored the only goal of the game on Saturday, and it was also a big day for goalkeeper Alisson. The Brazil international kept Liverpool’s 100th clean sheet, and has the chance to add to that in the final few weeks of the season.
While it has been a good weekend for Liverpool’s first-choice keeper, his reserves may be on the move. Mirror Football has seen both stories as part of the latest from around Anfield.
Klopp celebrates Alisson’s achievement
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed Alisson after his 100th clean sheet for the Reds. The goalkeeper was given a shirt with the number 100 on it to mark the achievement, sparking jokes between players and the manager.
“I say this actually for ‘100 life saved this season’. Ali said, ‘maybe more’. Maybe he’s right!” said the manager.
“His performance speaks for itself. If you know him, he is a better person than a goalkeeper and it’s already difficult. Ali should be very proud of that.”
Kelleher is connected to the Bee switch
Caoimhin Kelleher could make a summer move to Brentford if the Bees lose to current first-choice David Raya, according to The Sun. The Greater Spain goalkeeper is one of the players linked with a move to Manchester United if David de Gea leaves Old Trafford.
Kelleher made his Liverpool debut in 2019 at the age of 20. Now, the 24-year-old is understood to want regular first-team football after making just 20 total appearances for the Anfield side.
The Reds are expected to want £10-12m for the Ireland international. Raya, meanwhile, is valued by Brentford at around three times that amount.
The Liverpool manager’s telling reaction
Jurgen Klopp is waiting to find out what punishment he will face after accepting an FA charge following Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Tottenham. However, on Saturday, his response to some controversial decisions from referee Anthony Taylor told a story of its own.
A number of decisions have gone against the Reds, with Taylor – who sent off Klopp during a thrashing game against Manchester City in October – the man in the middle. This time, though, Klopp quietly stood up and shook his head rather than voicing his frustration in a more dramatic way.
“I have to say I’m very pleased with the hard fought 1-0 win,” Klopp said after his side edged past Brentford. “The goals were good, the defense was good and some of the football we played was really good.”