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‘Alisson Should Not Compromise Style’ Says Peter Schmeichel

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says that Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson should not compromise his style, despite a high profile error against Leicester City at the weekend.

Alisson was caught in possession by Foxes striker Demari Gray, who robbed the Brazilian of possession to tee up Leicester’s goal.

But Schmeichel says Alisson should not change his risk taking style, “This is a new style," he said. "It's what teams and managers are looking for. Someone who is very comfortable with their feet and can pass the ball even in tight areas.

"You lose the ball every now and then. Every single player does that, no matter where they are on the pitch. The worst thing he can do is compromise his style. Stay with it, be comfortable with it, that's his way of playing.

"The next few months he will be under pressure. The media will be scrutinising every little thing he is doing. How is he reacting to that? Can he still go out and play at this very high level? That is the art of goalkeeping. That you have that ability.

"When he made the mistake, the camera was on him a few times, he looked worried. It was playing on his mind. He needs to work on that. It's the only way you can survive."

 
 

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