Alisson makes shock confession about his move to Liverpool

first_img REVEALED huge blow Alisson played Liverpool in the semi-finals of the Champions League last season before joining them two months later “Leaving Rome was difficult,” Alisson said. “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. Latest Liverpool FC News REVEALED Alisson said he moved to Liverpool because of their high ambitions 3 Klopp also defended the keeper following his awful error that led directly to a goal at Leicester last month in just his fourth competitive appearance for the club.“When the two clubs reached an agreement, Klopp called me a few times on FaceTime and he explained to me his project and what we would do together,” Alisson said.“I’ve admired him for a while, since his Dortmund days. I like being coached by him because he doesn’t say much, but he always knows what to say and how to say it.“He’s an intelligent man with character. [After Leicester] he came into the dressing room and started joking. He dealt with it in the best way possible, since I already knew I’d embarrassed myself.“Then he told me not to lose faith and to carry on playing that way.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 3 RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? latest “[Staying in Rome] 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.”The Brazilian, 26, also claimed he has been an admirer of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp since the German was manager of Borussia Dortmund.It was Klopp who convinced Alisson to join Liverpool after revealing what the club’s ambitions were over multiple FaceTime calls in the summer. Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has said he thought about staying at Roma and cried before leaving for the Premier League.He completed a £67million move to Anfield on the back of two seasons at the Serie A club in which he finished second in the league in his first campaign and reached the Champions League semi-finals in his second. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade His only bad moment in Liverpool colours so far came during a 2-1 victory over Leicester silverware 3 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury updatelast_img

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