Alisson Becker: It's a huge opportunity to make history again

InterviewAlisson Becker: It's a huge opportunity to make history again

Published 27th May 2022

Alisson Becker is excited at the thought of potentially adding another chapter in Liverpool's history books when he and his teammates play in the Champions League final.

Real Madrid stand in the way of the Reds securing their seventh European Cup at Paris' Stade de France on Saturday evening. 

Alisson lifted the prize at the end of his first season at the club in 2018-19 – but is hugely eager to experience that unique satisfaction once more. 

"It was really special," the goalkeeper told Liverpoolfc.com, reflecting on that win over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid. "It was a moment that I always dreamt of since I was a kid back in Brazil, playing football on the streets. 

"So being in a Champions League final, at the big stage, playing a really good game and winning that is something that will always be in my mind. 

"I'm happy that we have so many videos and so much stuff on social media that we can remember and use that to remember everything. I have that game lively in my mind. 

"When you win something, when you live a special moment, you want to do that again, you want to live that moment again. And now we have another opportunity against a big club, against a tough opponent at a special place.

"It's a huge opportunity for me and my teammates to make history again."

Having reached the biggest stage in club football once again, Alisson is seeking to enjoy the special occasion, as opposed to feeling the pressure that can come with it. 

He continued: "I came to this club for these kind of opportunities – to be playing finals, to be fighting for titles. 

"It's not guaranteed that you will win and you will be there. But here I have teammates that fight for the same goal. We want to be there, we want to be playing for finals, titles. 

"So if we have the opportunity to do that again, we're going to do that. You never know if it's the last one that you have in your hands – but it can be. So, we'll do everything in the game to win it."

Carlo Ancelotti's Real reached the Paris showpiece with impressive victories over Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City in the knockout rounds. 

While acknowledging the world-class talent his opponents possess, Alisson is confident Jürgen Klopp's men can come out on top in the French capital.

"We need to use our qualities," the Brazilian finished. "We know how good they are, how strong they are, experienced players with a lot of quality up front and at the back. 

"But we know our qualities as well, we know what we are capable of and we are just focused 100 per cent on performing as we have performed during this whole season."

Published 27th May 2022