Alisson defends Karius over Liverpool Champions League lost last year

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Liverpool goalkeeper,Alisson has said his predecessor Loris Karius was not the cause of club’s Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid last season.

Karius was caught on two costly mistakes,first throwing the ball against Karim Benzema for Real Madrid’s opener before fumbling Gareth Bale’s hopeful effort late on.

But Alisson insists the defeat cannot solely be put down to the German’s mistakes, insisting Liverpool win and lose as a team.

“I don’t think you can put it one guy’s shoulders,” Alisson told ESPN. “The team has 11 guys.

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“When we win, everyone wins. And when we lose, everyone loses. It wasn’t Karius who lost that match, Liverpool did. This year we have a new opportunity.”

Alisson joined Liverpool last summer as Karius’ replacement but says he does not feel any additional pressure given the events of last yea

“We know the feeling of making a mistake in a competition as big as the Champions League; it’s something that can stick with you for the rest of your career,” Alisson admitted.

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“But in life we always have the chance to make it better. I try to stay aware of everything.

“When I do something well, I don’t let it get to my head. And when I make a mistake, I don’t let it either,he said.

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