Alisson Becker has explained the circumstances under which he was named Liverpool captain in the team’s last two Champions League matches.
The Brazillian goalkeeper insists that although it is a proud moment to wear the captain’s armband, ‘everyone matters’ when it comes to leadership in the team.
“Usually, in Europe, (the captain) is the player with the most experience or playing the most games. We had a group of four captains recently, and they were all injured. Klopp had to choose, choosing Firmino, who had more games. And, in the atypical situation at the time, the coach opened a vote among the players to choose a new captain,” Alisson told ESPN Brazil (via Sports Witness).
“[Gini] Wijnaldum also left and that expanded the captains, now to six. I am one of the people voted. I’m happy for the confidence of the whole team, but regardless of whether it’s the armband or not, I think everyone is important in this leadership. As a goalkeeper, that sense of leadership is important.”
Liverpool’s No. 1 has kept 9 clean sheets so far, 1 match behind fellow Brazilian Ederson.
There may not be many situations where the former Roma man has been given the chance to captain the team but it’s great to see him appreciate the confidence shown in his teammates.
It also reflects the goalkeeper’s impressive attitude that he is not overwhelmed by the decision to hand him the captain’s armband and instead believes that everyone involved in the team has a responsibility to make it. some kind of leadership.
https://www.empireofthekop.com/2021/12/24/im-happy-for-the-teams-confidence-alisson-becker-expresses-joy-at-captaining-liverpool-in-recent-ucl-games/ Alisson Becker expresses joy at being recently captain of Liverpool