Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has been explaining why opted for a move to Liverpool over Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
Brazil’s number one swapped AS Roma for Anfield last July for a fee just shy of £67 million, then a world record transfer for a goalkeeper.
He has since gone on to feature in 27 of Liverpool’s 29 games this season, keeping an impressive 14 clean sheets, and helping his side to the best defensive record in the Premier League.
Liverpool pipped Chelsea to the Brazilian’s signature after a lengthy pursuit, following long standing issues between the sticks culminating in Loris Karius’s Champions League Final blunders.
Alisson has been talking openly about his decision and was clearly motivated by the club’s illustrious history and status as one of Europe’s elite football institutions.
“I chose Liverpool for the same reasons I went to Roma when I first left Brazil – I thought this would be the best move for my career,” Alisson said to FourFourTwo.
“Chelsea were changing their manager and not playing in the Champions League.
“I’ve also always admired Liverpool’s history.
“This is a club with five European Cups in their trophy cabinet. I really wanted to be part of that history.”