Alisson rebuffs claims of nerves and says Liverpool believe they can win Premier League

Alisson Becker says Liverpool remain confident of winning the Premier League title.

The Reds goalkeeper has seen his side undergo something of a blip in recent games but he says they are assured in their own ability to win the title.

What’s the word?

Liverpool have slipped off the top of the Premier League table in recent days.

Back-to-back draws with Leicester City and West Ham United have allowed Manchester City to reclaim the lead as they look to defend their title.

The two sides are currently level on points but Pep Guardiola’s side have a markedly superior goal difference.

Nevertheless, Liverpool will return to the summit if they beat AFC Bournemouth on Saturday – City face Chelsea on Sunday – and Alisson insists that they still believe they can be champions.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “We believe we can win the league.

“We’ve shown in the past that we’re good enough and we’ll continue to show this in the games we’ve got to come.

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“Our pressure is the same. We take things game by game without worrying about what our opponents are doing.

“Everyone wants to win this league but at Liverpool, our concern is winning games and not dropping points.

“We don’t think about Man City, we think about ourselves. We only think about what we can do and how things are moving forward.”

Pride before a fall

It is always best to say nothing at all.

Alisson would have been wise to preach that gospel and keep schtum as Liverpool look to win their first ever Premier League title.

Of course, the club have won the top-flight’s biggest prize before, but not in its current incarnation and they last came close in 2013-14, when a Steven Gerrard slip and a Crystal Palace comeback prevented them from being crowned champions.

This time around, they are facing an even greater Man City than the one that became champions under Manuel Pellegrini.

Guardiola’s irrepressible winning machine appears to be roaring back into gear and Liverpool have, in recent games, looked akin to a rabbit caught in headlights.

If the Merseyside club do fail to win the league, this interview will surely haunt Alisson – he should not have said anything at all.