LIVERPOOL goalkeeper Alisson has warned his team-mates that one error could be “fatal” in their Premier League title challenge.
The Reds have seen their lead over Manchester City cut down to three points, following a couple of 1-1 draws before their 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
Pressure mounts on Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp’s side could have gone seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table last month.
But having dropped points to Leicester and West Ham, the title race against Manchester City has been reignited – with pundits pointing out the Reds have shown signs of frustration following recent results.
Liverpool sighed with relief after they beat Bournemouth 3-0 over the weekend, but Alisson has warned his team-mates to stay vigilant as one mistake might derail their title bid.
He told ESPN Brazil: “In a moment like this, calmness is very important. “Concentration, too – to be aware that one error could be fatal.
“A defeat could define the entire season. Every game is important; things change to so quickly, especially in the Premier League which has such a high level of quality.
“Every team, even the bottom side, cause trouble to the top teams at home.
“Bournemouth beat Chelsea 4-0. Everyone has quality so you really need to be switched on all the time.”
Alisson conceded eight goals from 12 shots before Liveprool’s victory over Bournemouth.
But he is aware how important for Reds fans is to reclaim the league title after a 29-year wait.
And the Brazil international believes good results will satisfy the supporters, claiming the team cannot let emotions “take over the pitch”.
He said: “Fans have a lot of emotion, but we can’t just go on emotion. It’s important to have emotion but we can’t let it take over on the pitch.
“But if we do well on the pitch, that will make the supporters happy.”