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Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson: Konate goal important for him and us

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker was left delighted after their Champions League win at Benfica.

The Reds won the first-leg of their quarterfinal tie 3-1 in Lisbon.

Alisson said: "They scored early in the second half and you know how it is in football, 2-1 and game on. They were close to scoring a second as well but we worked well defensively. We know that we have a lot of things to improve but we can now focus on the next challenge."

On Ibrahima Konate and his first goal for the club, the Brazilian continued: "It's really important for us. He's a young player, a big talent with a lot of qualities. He is a good defender, a top guy and a really nice person as well. I'm happy to have him on the team and we can count on him as well to score goals."

Alisson also highlighted Trent Alexander-Arnold's assist.

"Sometimes it looks as if he has got eyes on his back! He just gets the ball and puts it there. The diagonal ball for Luis was amazing, then the decision Luis had to give Sadio the ball – it was an amazing goal. Everyone can score in the team, that is good for us and we keep on going and get ready for the next one."


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