Alisson revealed how Pep Guardiola’s vintage club in Barcelona has brought him to where he is now, heading for the Champions League final in Madrid with the Reds.
After winning the Golden Glove Award for maintaining 21 league titles in the league and claiming to be No. 1 in Brazil, the arrival of Romano Alisson in Rome for 65 million pounds was a resounding success.
But the 25-year-old began his career at Internacional, in his native Brazil, where his style of play was also born.
“I like what I’m doing, so I’ll always have the ball in my hands,” said the Reds goalkeeper at UEFA. “When I started going to school, I played as a midfielder and then I went to the goal, which made me feel more comfortable.
“Barcelona has always played fast and short balls from the goalkeeper. At that time, it was Victor Valdes. He loved playing with his feet and me too because I always want to play a real role in the game. “
After moving to Europe and signing for Roma, it was obviously the Reds who ended their dream in the Champions League when we beat the Serie A team in a sensational confrontation in the semi-final last year.
“Of course, we wanted more, we wanted to qualify for the final, but we were facing a strong Liverpool team,” he admitted.
“Now I’m on the other side and I reached the final after another big comeback against Barcelona.
Since his childish inspiration in the driving force of Barca de Pep, until eliminating the club of the competition, Alisson must have an additional advantage.
Like most Liverpool fans, Alisson is clearly in love with the Champions League and feels most at home against the best of Europe’s best.
“I am already very grateful to be able to participate in the final. Every time I go out on the pitch and hear the Champions League anthem, it gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.
“So when I’m in the final, I’ll do what I love and I’m very grateful.”
Alisson’s first season at Anfield could end with a sixth Champions League trophy for the club. Maybe he could become the young goalkeeper Victor Valdes and inspire future generations. It could be the Klopp team in Liverpool that future kids will love.