Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has broken the ranks in the club’s attempt to win the quadruple – and explains how they are coping with the physical demands of pulling off the feat
With every step closer to a feat never before equaled in football history, the Reds’ boss shone Jürgen Klopp instructed his side to talk less and less about the possibility of a follow-up their Carabao Cup victory with three other trophies.
However, it appears that Alisson did not overhear this particular message. Not only was the Brazilian ready to talk about winning four trophies, he was also happy to reveal the planning behind such a bold bid.
It was Liverpool His dream from the start, he explained, and now it’s within reach, the goal is simple: “Win Everything!” Speaking of which Champions League Showdown with Benfica, where Klopp’s side are so close to a semi-final spot – and another step towards that ‘impossible’ quadruple, he said: “Our aim is to reach all the finals, play all the games – as many games as possible That’s possible for us this season – that’s why we want to win everything. We are prepared for that.
“We are in a big club and a big club wants to achieve great things, achieve great goals. At the beginning of the season you start dreaming, setting goals and preparing for the whole season. The goals are high and our main focus is to win every title that is in front of us, every challenge that is in front of us, so it’s something that we already have in mind and we will fight for every challenge that is in front is up to us now.”
Klopp himself is pessimistic about Liverpool’s chances of winning multiple trophies, saying his side “can’t take four trophies… we’re just part of four competitions”. ridiculous schedules and TV requirements. But Alisson, who again failed to get that particular memo, is confident that the work he and his teammates are doing in fitness and conditioning, and the club’s incredible medical team and methods, are allowing them to dream big… and to opt for all four prizes.
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He added: “At that level we need to be prepared for this and we are. We have a great fitness team, which is why we train every day. We are prepared for that. Of course it’s not easy, of course we feel tired sometimes, but you have to remember that you have enough energy to face any challenge.”
There is no such thing as ‘impossible’ for Alisson, as evidenced by his remarkable goal that even gave Liverpool a chance to feature in the Champions League. He was the first Reds goalkeeper to score in history rose to bring home a late winner against West Brom at The Hawthorns last season. It was wild scenes as the Reds snatched victory from what appeared to be a damaging tie against their late attempt to qualify for this season’s Champions League.
And he joked that if his side needed anything remarkable to keep the fourfold going, he’d do it again. Alisson added, “I think if there’s a need, it’s clear that I’m leaving,” he said with a smile. “Usually the boss decides whether I go or not. It was against West Brom [goalkeeper coach] John [Achterberg] who called me to go to the box. If they call me I’ll go, if not no problem. We have enough players to score. I hope it won’t be necessary, but if it is necessary, if it’s the last time, we’ll try everything to win the games.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/liverpool-quadruple-alisson-fitness-claim-26697412 Alisson admits hungry Liverpool are 'not satisfied' and explains quadruple fitness plan