Jurgen Klopp was pleased with Liverpool’s 3-1 friendly win over Lyon on Wednesday, despite a ‘slapstick’ blunder from goalkeeper Alisson.
The Brazilian international was making his first pre-season appearance after international duty, but made an uncharacteristic blunder just three minutes into the contest.
Having allowed a routine cross to fall out of his clutches, the 26-year-old bundled over Moussa Dembele to concede a penalty which Memphis Depay converted to put Lyon ahead.
Roberto Firmino equalised to spare his goalkeeper’s blushes, before a Joachim Andersen own goal and a Harry Wilson stunner gave Liverpool an ‘important’ victory.
Speaking after the game, Jurgen Klopp said he was happy with the win after what has been a difficult pre-season, with the European Champions losing three of the four previous games.
“It was good to finish on a high – it was important,” Klopp told LFC TV. “A lot of things were really good, although the first goal we conceded was like slapstick. Welcome back Alisson!
“He’s looked brilliant in training and looked brilliant in the game but it was just one situation – he just needs to get used to his gloves again. Apart from that it was a good game.
“Lyon played Arsenal and won there – we didn’t make them look good tonight, but they are a good side. It wasn’t the highest level we could play but it was an important step. I liked it.”
See also – All-time Premier League Brazilian XI