Trent Alexander-Arnold refuses to blame Alisson for Liverpool howler

Trent Alexander-Arnold insisted the blame should not lay at Alisson's door for Leicester's gift of a goal against Liverpool.

The Foxes quickly overturned a one-nil deficit to lead 3-1 just seven minutes after equalising in Saturday's clash at the King Power.

Liverpool had looked in control following Mohamed Salah's opener, but their afternoon quickly fell apart, with Leicester's second goal the talking point of the match.

Alisson came rushing miles out of his goal to intercept a long ball, but made a real hash of it along with teammate Ozan Kabak to give Jamie Vardy an easy finish into an empty net.

While it was a clear mix-up between the pair, Alisson could have avoided the situation, just a week after his two clangers against Man City.

But Alexander-Arnold believes the goal was a result of pure bad luck.

"Second goal, one in a million, really," he said. "Lack of communication. No one to blame there."

His view was similar to that of his manager, who felt it was largely due to debutant Kabak not being familiar with Alisson's traits.

"Before the game we all knew Ozan is a really good player and after we know that as well, but what we knew before the game is he is not really used to all the things we usually do," Jurgen Klopp said.

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It's been an extremely interesting start to the season for Jurgen Klopp's men.

They got their title defence off to a shaky start as they edged out a seven-goal thriller against Leeds, before going on to conceded seven in a hammering by Aston Villa.

Virgil van Dijk's season was ended by injury in the 2-2 draw at Everton, leaving the title favourites looking far less secure at the back – especially with Alisson's injury worries too.

But there's no slowing down in what is going to be a busy campaign – with Klopp ensuring his men continue at full pace as they bid for more title glory.

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"When you play with Ali you know he’s quite offensive minded, comes out of his goal. In this situation it was a misunderstanding it can happen.

"When you are new together usually these things happen in pre-season. We don’t have that so that’s why it happened. That was the second goal."

Leicester's equaliser had come about under contentious circumstances – with James Maddison's free-kick surviving a VAR check for offside – before quick-fire goals from Vardy and Harvey Barnes sealed the match.

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It was quite a capitulation from Liverpool, who had looked good value for the victory before that, but Alexander-Arnold admitted they simply "crumbled".

"I think, 70, 75 minutes, we were outstanding, up there with one of our best performances," he added. "Counter-pressing, taking the ball off them for fun. They couldn't really get out. Really, really top drawer from us.

"And then the tables turned. They put the game to bed in the matter of five, 10 minutes. That's football. It happens so quickly, it just happens. In the moment, we've crumbled at the end of the day."

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