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2019 12 09 Retrieve

[Chris Kirkland says Jurgen Klopp will not let his Liverpool stars get ahead of themselves in their pursuit of a first league title in 30 years] I said after a few games Liverpool would win it comfortably but there’s a long way to go. They’ve given themselves a great start and it’s in their hands, it’s theirs to lose, but there is a lot football left to be played. Klopp won’t let the players get ahead of themselves. The next game will be the only focus now, and then the next one, then the next one. I know it’s a cliche to always just focus on the next match but he really does do that, and it’s so important. If they can end that thirty-year wait for a Premier League title then I think Liverpool will be on shutdown for about a month with all the celebrations!

I don’t think the lack of clean sheets is a worry. They’ve not lost a game! They’re top of the league and unbeaten - they won’t be concerned about that. It’s not easy to keep clean sheets in this league!

2020 02 13 Retrieve

[All you need is Alisson! - Liverpool ace is the Messi of goalkeepers] He makes the difficult things look easy. Everything he does is calm, in control. He’s the best in the world, for sure

2020 03 12 Retrieve

[Chris Kirkland says Adrian still has a future at Liverpool despite his costly mistake against Atletico Madrid] There’s no hiding the fact that he has made mistakes. Alisson’s the undisputed No.1 and I think that puts extra pressure on him because of how well Alisson’s performed; people are waiting for the chance that, if the No.2 keeper comes in, doesn’t do as well, he’s under extra pressure, you’ve got to take a chance.

And unfortunately he made a mistake at Chelsea the other night and [against Atletico], but he knows that he’s big enough, he’s got a big enough character. He’s been superb since he’s been at the club under difficult circumstances when he first came as well with Alisson getting injured, and obviously won the Super Cup with the team and helped them to do that.

So listen, he’ll recover and he’s got to do quickly because it looks as though he’ll be playing at Everton on Monday night. I’m not sure what the contract situation is with Adrian but I’ll be amazed if he’s not at the club next year because of what he’s done and performed and not just on the pitch, but off the pitch. He’s in the dressing room, he’s very lively. The lads have took to him extremely well. So when you make mistakes in high-profile games, these are the questions that are always going to be asked

2020 03 13 Retrieve

[Chris Kirkland says Liverpool will look to bolster their attacking options over the summer] Yes, definitely. I think I’ll be surprised if they don’t; the attacking department, the front three are incredible. When one of them is not performing, the other two do but you’re going to go through spells where the front three are not performing and you’re going to need replacements. I’d be amazed if they don’t go out and buy somebody else in the summer. It’s difficult to say because when you win the Premier League by 20-plus points, people say, well, you’re mad. Winning the Champions League last year as well but you can’t stand still in football, you know that and I’m sure we’ll be making signings so it will be interesting what we’re doing this summer

A lot has been made over the last few weeks. Obviously they’ve lost a few games but it’s nerves. Even though the Premier League has been over for a couple of months, until you actually get over the line the players feel the pressure playing in front of the home fans. You know [Liverpool] know what’s at stake - the Premier League. They win that, they’re going to be heroes and legends forever at the club. So you know your performances are going to dip slightly because of the pressure

2020 05 04 Retrieve

[Former Reds goalkeeper Chris Kirkland says Alisson a Liverpool bargain & worth way over £100m] The recruitment to bring him here was perfect. For that amount of money, it is a bargain. At the time, you thought £65m was a lot of money, but now, he is worth way over £100m, way over

I think all these awards tell you everything you need to know about him. He is getting greedy isn’t he! Listen, I am not biased, he is the world’s best and if you speak to anyone and ask which keeper do you want in your net, seven out of ten, at least, would say Alisson. Without a shadow of a doubt

Technically, he is so good, my word! He has a calmness and you see that on the pitch and that helps the defenders. Trust me, some of the saves he makes are not easy, he just makes it look easier. Only goalkeepers will understand. Some will say some shots are straight at him but try catching a ball when it is travelling 80 miles an hour and it is dipping all over the place, trust me, it is not easy