Alisson says Liverpool fans are ‘incredible’ . Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker says the “incredible” Anfield atmosphere will be crucial as the club chases the Premier League and Champions League double. The Reds are level on points with league leaders Manchester City with a game in hand, and next face Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at Anfield on Tuesday. Alisson has called on Liverpool fans to create a daunting atmosphere against the German champions, using last season’s 5-2 win over Roma as an example to follow.
“It’s difficult to play against Liverpool. The quality of the team is amazing
“It’s difficult to play against Liverpool. The quality of the team is amazing. And then the 12th player, outside the pitch, that is the supporters,” Alisson told the club’s official website. “Last year, I can remember about the semi-finals that they played against us, it was difficult. It was an unbelievable atmosphere. It was incredible. “I like to play with supporters of the other team shouting, talking to me, [it gives me incentive]. But here was something different. “When I signed, when I wanted to come here and I knew about the interest of Liverpool, yes, for sure [that experience was a factor]. “We players, we want a team that wants you, a team with quality with a good manager and with great supporters. I think here at Liverpool you have maybe the biggest supporters in the world.”
Alisson recorded his 14th clean sheet of the Premier League season
Alisson recorded his 14th clean sheet of the Premier League season as Liverpool beat Bournemouth 3-0 at Anfield on Saturday. The Reds can return to top spot if they avoid defeat against Manchester United on February 24, live on Sky Sports, and Alisson believes the squad is capable of ending the club’s 29-year wait for the title. “We are excited about [battling for the title]. We are very focused on this. We are doing this for the supporters, for the manager, for us and for everyone who is inside the project.
“This team is different.
“I think we can do something special here. But we need to put the feet on the ground and keep working, working, working. “The supporters are a great part of this team. They cannot go to the pitch and play but… they can do something to move us, to charge us to do something more on the pitch.”