Jürgen Klopp feels Liverpool will benefit from overcoming early-season challenges as the campaign progresses. With Liverpool 2-0 and seemingly cruising, Alisson received a backpass from Virgil van Dijk.
Every manager has their excuses after a game that didn't run according to plan, but maybe the gaffer needs to think about shelving this one.
While Alisson's error didn't prove costly, it brought back into focus what managers expect from their last line of defence, and the panel were keen to share their views on who they believe is the best exemplar of a modern-day goalkeeper.
Liverpool, who earlier established a two-goal cushion through Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, steadied after the setback to maintain their ideal start, marking the first time they have won their opening four Premier League fixtures.
GETTY Van Dijk has been a towering presence at Liverpool since arriving from Southampton
"We are in as good a position as we can be after four games, won them all". "Not just to win a trophy but to make a serious challenge for the Premier League title again". We have to learn from our mistakes. We did it a few times too much and it's not cool.
Alisson's mistake came after three wayward passes from Liverpool players put the Reds under pressure. "That means, pass the ball in the right moment, then immediately make another offer for him, open some passing options".
Alisson joined Liverpool from Roma for a then world-record fee for a goalkeeper of £66.8million in July. "But it's all OK".
I thought Roberto Firmino coped well with the physicality of our centre-backs and was always trying to get involved, and James Milner put in a dependable shift as ever. We still used him in better situations.
"The crowd wanted to make him nervous after, but he didn't look nervous. That helps a lot". I spoke to Mo of course about that, but it's not up to me to intervene or say something about that. I think they will learn from it, even though it is Alisson's style.