Alisson Admits It Was A Wrench to leave Roma
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson admits that he had to deliberate carefully over a move from Roma to Liverpool this summer. The Brazilian was very happy in the Italian capital, but says that Liverpool was a progressive move for his career.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Alisson said, “Leaving Rome was difficult, I cried for a long time and my wife did too. It’s right to be honest, I made a professional choice. I made a step forward in my career and Roma got a big fee.
“I decided with my head to go to Liverpool, but my heart was full of tears. I spent two special years in Rome, my daughter was born there and I have many friends there, even outside of football.
“There were many times that I’d just walk around the city at night. The Trevi fountain is a beautiful sight at night, but my favourite place is the Colosseum, you can breathe the history.
“[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 have big ambitions, so do Liverpool, and now I’m in the most important league in the world.”
Alisson however, does not believe there is much difference in quality between Serie A and the Premier League, “Serie A isn’t far from the Premier League though, it’s just different, less intense.
“But I learned a lot in Italy thanks to the goalkeeper coach Marco Savorani, who was crucial for the growth of me and Szczesny. He’s one of the most important people in my life, he helped me both on and off the pitch.
“Juve’s dominance is based on finances, in the Premier League everyone buys big players but in Serie A unfortunately that’s not the case.”