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Alisson: Liverpool not feeling the pressure in hunt for double

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Alisson Becker insists Liverpool are keeping their cool as they chase glory in the Premier League and Champions League this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side can retake top spot in the Premier League this evening should they defeat Cardiff City. However, title rivals Manchester City will still have a game in hand over them as the season reaches its end.

Regardless, Liverpool remain within a very strong chance of ending a trophy drought that has spanned seven years. As a Champions League semi-final clash against Barcelona will also be coming up.

Therefore, the pressure is at an all-time high for the Reds after breaking the bank in signing the likes of goalkeeper Alisson last summer.

But the Brazil international insists the prospect of winning a double is no burden at all for the Liverpool squad.

“It isn’t pressure,” Alisson told Sky Sports.

“It’s a feeling of knowing that you have the possibility of winning, a feeling of responsibility.

“We play at a gigantic club in Liverpool, with passionate supporters who care deeply about the Premier League first and foremost, and the Champions League.

“So we feel the responsibility yes, but we take it on and try to play as well as we can out on the field.”

With a maximum of seven matches left (depending on if they reach the Champions League final), Liverpool will be guaranteed silverware if they win each one of them.

“In theory this is beautiful,” said Alisson. “But the reality is that there is a lot of work ahead of us, it’s not just seven games.

“Yes we could reach the Champions League final, but in the meantime, we have two semi-finals and four games in the Premier League.

“We are going to fight very hard to win these two titles, but it’s a very difficult mission and we have to take it step by step, game by game, very calmly.”

Alisson has kept an impressive 22 clean sheets in his 44 appearances for Liverpool this season.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 16: (L-R) Naby Keita of Liverpool, Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool, Mohamed Salah of Liverpool and Alisson of Liverpool walk out prior to the Liverpool training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Liverpool and Porto at Melwood Training Centre on April 16, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)