Alisson Reveals Napoli Tried To Sign Him
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has revealed that Napoli tried to sign him while he was playing for Roma in Serie A.
The Brazilian joined the Reds for £70m in the summer of 2018, but he has revealed that there was interest from Napoli prior to this.
“Napoli tried to bid for me,” Alisson told the Independent. “The president came to me, but if I went to Naples from Roma, I was going to put myself in a tough situation in Italy.
“It’s not an official derby, but there’s a big rivalry between the teams. I admire Napoli a lot, they have a top squad and it’s always hard to play against them, especially when they are at home. But I was committed to joining Liverpool.”
Alisson also reserved praise for back up goalkeeper Adrian, who came into the team when Alisson was injured earlier in the season.
“He helped Liverpool a lot with great performances, but me as well – there was no pressure on me to come back.
“I could have a pre-season, which I didn’t get a chance to do because of the Copa America and it was five weeks of hard work.
“I could spend time with my family, which is something that was sacrificed after the Champions League win and joining Brazil straight away.”