The biggest factors behind Alisson's decision to join Liverpool have emerged

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Allez Allez Allez.

Who can forget that famous Liverpool chant that rang out so raucously in the final months of last season?

Liverpool’s scintillating run to the Champions League final sent their supporters into dreamland as they scored goals at will to book their spot in Kiev.

Jurgen Klopp’s side disposed of a rampant Manchester City in the last eight, beating the eventual English champions by an aggregate score of 5-1 over the two legs.

They then ran riot against Roma in what will be remembered as yet another incredible European night at Anfield before sneaking past the Italians in the second leg to secure a date with Real Madrid.

And while in the end they may not have conquered all of Europe, they came mighty close and Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to go again as he bids to rid himself of his curse of losing major finals.

You wouldn’t put it past the Merseysiders either, especially with the way Klopp’s new look side is beginning to shape up for next season.

The additions of Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri will go a long way to adding some quality and depth to the midfield area while it finally looks like the Red’s are addressing their biggest problem area - the main between the sticks.


Loris Karius’ calamitous night in Kiev has seemingly forced Klopp’s hand, with the German moving to secure a deal for Brazilian number 1, Alisson Becker.

It is a deal that will make Alisson the most expensive goalkeeper in the world (£68 million) with Liverpool desperate to solve an issue that cost them a shot at the greatest prize in club football.

The fact that the Reds beat out interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid shows just how eager they were to secure the 25-year-old’s services.

While the price tag seems a bit hefty for a keeper, Liverpool fans will be overjoyed to finally have someone they can trust at the back.

A.S. Roma v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg

And now, it has been revealed that those same Liverpool fans played a big part in Alisson’s decision to choose Anfield over some of his other suitors.

In a report in the Liverpool Echo, it is believed that Alisson was flawed by the incredible atmosphere inside the famous old stadium as Liverpool slotted five goals past his Roma side in April.

“Alisson, who was blown away by the Anfield atmosphere when he played for Roma in the Champions League semi-final last season, is excited about the opportunity to play for Klopp,” stated the report.

“He has also received a ringing endorsement about life at Liverpool from Brazil team-mate Roberto Firmino.”


Jurgen Klopp really does seem to have a massive pulling factor these days and, combined with the roar of Anfield, it becomes simply irresistible for some players.

Some fine work from super agent Bobby Firmino worth mentioning though.

Could Alisson be the final piece in the puzzle as Liverpool search for the holy grail that is the Premier League title?

At £68 million, they’ll certainly be hoping so.

Naby Keita
Fabinho Henrique Tavares
Alisson Becker
Xherdan Shaqiri
Loris Karius
Jurgen Klopp
Brazil Football
Manchester City

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