Alisson: That night at Anfield influenced my decision

The atmosphere generated inside Anfield on the night Liverpool beat AS Roma in their Champions League semi-final played a part in convincing Alisson Becker to join the club this summer.

April’s first-leg clash between the sides will take its place as one of the great European evenings at the famous stadium, with the Reds claiming a thrilling 5-2 win – having led by five goals at one point – that put them on course for the final.

Alisson was the unfortunate goalkeeper on the receiving end of Liverpool’s sensational attacking play as the supporters created waves of noise to roar on Jürgen Klopp’s team.

It was an experience that stuck with the Brazil international and, in his first official interview after signing for the club on a long-term deal, he revealed its factor in the transfer.

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“Yes, in part it did influence the decision,” Alisson told

“When you make an important decision like this it’s not just a decision to change clubs, it practically changes your entire life, my family’s life, my wife, my daughter.

“That game definitely did have an influence but I also watched other games. I’ve seen other games where I could see the way Klopp had the team playing.

“That has made me really excited to be part of this group. Apart from the fact that the club is massive, the players that have come through here and the titles won, hopefully I can play a part in the history being created here, win titles and be a part of the project that has been developed here in the past few years so we can see Liverpool rise once again.”

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