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Alisson reveals why he chose to join Liverpool despite Chelsea and Real Madrid interest

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Alisson reveals why he chose Liverpool over Chelsea and Real Madrid
Alisson joined Liverpool for a world-record fee. (Getty Images)

New Liverpool signing Alisson Becker says he is thrilled to have joined the club and has revealed why he opted to move to Anfield despite interest from both Chelsea and Real Madrid.

The Merseysiders made Alisson the most expensive goalkeeper in history by paying Roma £66.8million to sign him, beating off plenty of competition in the process.

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wanted the Brazilian to replace Thibaut Courtois, and reportedly even made a last-ditch phone call to convince him, while Real Madrid were keen before moving for Courtois instead.

But Alisson has revealed one of the reasons why he joined Liverpool was because of the atmosphere he experienced at Anfield during Romas Champions League semi-final last season.

Yes, in part it did influence the decision, Alisson told Liverpools official website.

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM JULY 19: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Alisson during a medical before signing a new contract for Liverpool FC at Melwood Training Ground on July 19, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Alisson has his medical with Liverpool on Thursday. (Getty Images)

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

The 25-year-old also admits hes admired Liverpools progression under Jurgen Klopp.

That game definitely did have an influence but I also watched other games, he said.

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM JULY 19: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Alisson with Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool after signing a new contract for Liverpool FC at Melwood Training Ground on July 19, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Alisson has been impressed with Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp. (Getty Images)

Ive 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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Alisson reveals why he chose to join Liverpool despite Chelsea and Real Madrid interest

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Alisson reveals why he chose Liverpool over Chelsea and Real Madrid
Alisson joined Liverpool for a world-record fee. (Getty Images)

New Liverpool signing Alisson Becker says he is thrilled to have joined the club and has revealed why he opted to move to Anfield despite interest from both Chelsea and Real Madrid.

The Merseysiders made Alisson the most expensive goalkeeper in history by paying Roma £66.8million to sign him, beating off plenty of competition in the process.

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wanted the Brazilian to replace Thibaut Courtois, and reportedly even made a last-ditch phone call to convince him, while Real Madrid were keen before moving for Courtois instead.

But Alisson has revealed one of the reasons why he joined Liverpool was because of the atmosphere he experienced at Anfield during Romas Champions League semi-final last season.

Yes, in part it did influence the decision, Alisson told Liverpools official website.

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM JULY 19: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Alisson during a medical before signing a new contract for Liverpool FC at Melwood Training Ground on July 19, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Alisson has his medical with Liverpool on Thursday. (Getty Images)

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

The 25-year-old also admits hes admired Liverpools progression under Jurgen Klopp.

That game definitely did have an influence but I also watched other games, he said. (more…)

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