Michael Owen urges Jurgen Klopp to send clear message to Liverpool No.1 Alisson

Michael Owen has urged Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to back goalkeeper Alisson "through thick and thin" after the 28-year-old made another error in the Reds' 3-1 defeat to Leicester on Saturday.

Liverpool were leading 1-0 thanks to a goal from Mohamed Salah before the Foxes scored three goals in the space of just seven minutes to secure all three points.

After James Maddison put Leicester level with a free-kick, a miscommunication between Alisson and debutant Ozan Kabak allowed Jamie Vardy to walk the ball into an empty net to give his side the lead.

It comes after Alisson made two blunders which led directly to goals in Liverpool's 4-1 loss to Manchester City last weekend.

However, Owen believes Klopp should try to "build his confidence back up", telling Premier League Productions: "He's one of the most amazing goalkeepers in the world, stick by him, build his confidence back up.

"Tell him even through thick and think you're our No.1 because you'll get paid back in spades in the future."

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright added: "We've catalogued all the unbelievable things he's done so you're not going to, in three games, with the mistakes he's made, start thinking about new goalkeepers or dropping him.

"He's been so good that we haven't seen him do this so what we're going to see now is him continue to play and see if he continues to make these rash decisions or go back to being as brilliant and consistent as he was.

"If I was being a manager as far as I'm concerned I'd tell him, 'You're going through one of those spells' and I'd stick with him. He'll get through it because he's a brilliant keeper."

Speaking after the game, Klopp told BT Sport: "We were confident again, Ali was confident, he played a super game and made super saves and that's all fine.

"But in that moment, maybe because of last week and who knows, he comes out, I didn't hear him shouting and to be honest I'm not sure he said something or not.

"Ozan doesn't not know in that moment, he doesn't know him long enough, is he coming or is he not coming. That's how it leads to the second goal and then that's it."

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