The player has been impressive this season
Liverpool completed the £65 million signing of Alisson Becker from Roma during the transfer window. He signed a six-year deal at Anfield and became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper that time, only to be broken by Chelsea for Kepa Arrizabalaga few weeks later.
Jurgen Klopp prioritized signing only him this summer as he wanted an upgrade on Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius. The Reds were in talks with the Serie A giants for a long period of time and ultimately signed him.
It has been a meteoric rise for the Brazil International who did not play a single game in Serie A during the 2016-2017 campaign before taking over as the undisputed No.1 last term. He established himself as one best goalkeepers in the world and attracted plenty of attractions.
The 25 year old has started in all the 7 Premier League fixtures so far this season and have only conceded two goals, kept 4 clean sheets in the process. The Anfield Outfit have won all the fixtures and are current leaders in the league table.
The goalkeeper also started in the Champions League opener against Paris Saint-Germain and helped the team to win 3-2. He has been excellent so far the club and is expected to play a huge role this campaign.
Alisson has admitted he almost turned his back on the world record offer from Liverpool to stay at Roma.
He told Gazzetta dello Sport on the personal battles he fought before committing to a big-money switch: “Leaving Rome was difficult.
“I cried a lot, together with my wife. It’s only right that I’m honest about it. I made a professional decision, a step forward in my career and for Roma, who earned a huge sum.
“I decided with my head to move to Liverpool, but my heart was full of tears. I spent two special years in Rome. My daughter was born there and I have a lot of friends there outside of football.
“Many times I’d spend the night walking the city streets: the Trevi fountain, in the dark, is so beautiful it moves you, but the Colosseum is my favourite place – you can breathe history there.
“[Staying] went through my mind a lot because I was so happy in Rome, but when a player decides where to play, it’s a much bigger discussion.
“I’ve got big ambitions and so do Liverpool, and now I’m playing in the biggest league in the world. [Serie A is] not far behind, it’s just different and less intense.”
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