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Liverpool keeper Alisson: How I control my defence...

Liverpool shot stopper Alisson has spoken about his methods for marshalling his back line.

The Brazilian is credited as one of the key reasons the team has such an outstanding defensive record in the past 18 months.

His arrival coincided with the team going on to win the Champions League and then their first Premier League in decades a season later.

He only conceded 23 goals in 29 games last term.

"I don't like to shout at anybody and I don't like it that anybody should shout at me," he told the Daily Mail regarding his leadership style.

"When you make a mistake, you know that you make a mistake. We are professionals and we work every day on that. I have made many mistakes already in my life. Sometimes they led to a goal, sometimes they didn't.

'I know what I need to improve and what I need to do differently. So I don't need to tell Virgil van Dijk or Joe Gomez or Andy Robertson what they need to do differently.

"We speak to each other about what makes us all more comfortable with our movements but I don't believe that when you concede or make a mistake that you should be pointing the finger at someone. I believe in a different way. You speak in a better way and find a solution."

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