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Alisson: The key factor why I chose Liverpool over Chelsea

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has revealed how his 2019 arrival was set up a year earlier.

Prior to signing for Liverpool, Alisson had lined up against the Reds during his days at Roma. The Brazilian came to Anfield in the Champions League semi-final first leg in May 2018, which Liverpool won 5-2 on the night.

“I think that game [for Roma at Anfield] served as an experience of living a day at Anfield, seeing the crowd up close," Alisson told UOL Sport. “That contributed to my choice for Liverpool.

“If you ask me what it was like to play at Anfield as an opponent I can sum it up for you in one word: horrible. Anfield is a spectacular stadium, when the crowd plays together it's very noisy — and in that game they were 'on fire'.

“I had a proposal from Chelsea too, but living that cheered me up a lot to play for Liverpool. So is Klopp.

“He is a sensational person, one of the great coaches in the history of world football. He's a guy who does everything he can to make us feel comfortable playing and bring his style to the team."



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