Paul Robinson delivers Alisson verdict as he's left raging at Liverpool critics
Paul Robinson “hates” that stats can be used to paint a false picture and doesn’t think Liverpool ace Alisson needs to alter his game at all.
That is according to former Premier League goalkeeper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider as the dust settles on Liverpool’s 4-1 humbling at the hands of Manchester City on Sunday.
The Brazilian, 28, was at fault for City’s second and third goals and came in for widespread criticism as Liverpool fell 10 points behind the league leaders.
Alisson is now joint-second in the Premier League in terms of most errors leading to goals, with two.
But Robinson believes the data does not tell the whole story and insisted the keeper simply made a few uncharacteristic errors that do nothing to diminish his status as a “world-class” goalkeeper.
He told Football Insider: “He won’t be doing anything different in training whatsoever. He’s a top-class goalkeeper who’s made two uncharacteristic errors.
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“People look at his errors leading to goals, which is a stat that I absolutely hate, you can manipulate stats however you want to.
“Stats are often used in the way which you want to portray them at times. He’s had such an impact on that team.
“It’s plain to see in terms of the goals they concede with him in the team compared to when he’s out of it.
“He’s a world-class goalkeeper who’s had one bad game. It doesn’t need to be overhyped or overtalked about.”
Alisson missed Liverpool’s previous game, a 1-0 loss at home to Brighton, through illness.
The former Roma keeper has played 112 times for Liverpool since signing for £67million in 2018.