RB Leipzig No.1 Peter Gulacsi plays down Liverpool struggles and backs Alisson ahead of Champions League showdown

Gulacsi is still aware of the threat Liverpool pose (Picture: Getty Images)

RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi says Liverpool still possess ‘unbelievable quality’ despite their poor run of form and believes Alisson will bounce back from his recent errors.

The Reds go into the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Leipzig on Tuesday off the back of three consecutive losses in the Premier League which has left them in fourth place in the table.

The usually reliable Alisson was at fault for Leicester’s second goal in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, following his two costly errors in their loss to Manchester City less than a week before.

Alisson made his latest blunder in the Leicester defeat (Picture: Getty Images)

But Gulacsi, who spent six years at Anfield without making a single first-team appearance – admitted he and his Leipzig team-mates can’t underestimate their opponents, while he also stood behind fellow stopper Alisson.

‘We’d be really foolish to think it’ll be easy because Liverpool have unbelievable quality,’ Gulacsi told The Athletic.

They lost a few games but were pretty unlucky, We can’t really judge them on the last couple of weeks, we have to judge them on the last couple of seasons.

‘They might have lost a little bit of confidence and their rhythm but players don’t lose quality overnight.

‘Take Alisson: he has made two mistakes against Manchester City, but that is not going to change how people think about him. He is still among the best goalkeepers in the world.

‘Big goalkeepers have the mental strength to come back from these kind of situations, and it’s the same story for Liverpool as a team.’

‘They are still one of the best sides in Europe, with a fantastic attacking threat, fantastic ball possession control and great counter-pressing,’ he added.

‘It’ll be our job not to let them get back to their best and rediscover their flow.

‘There are a lot of things to be aware of.’

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