Alisson Becker’s first game of the season wasn’t a particularly strenuous one for him. West Ham didn’t do much to trouble him, and what they did, the keeper was able to handle calmly. The Brazil international, whose transfer from Roma cost Liverpool a record (that was soon broken) £65 million, is keen to prove himself in the matches to come.
“I’ll work very hard to make sure it’s a good deal for Liverpool,” Alisson said to The Mirror before Sunday’s game. ”I know that Salah was [thought to be] a good deal for Roma, but now people say it is a good deal for Liverpool, as well. I want to work hard to ensure that yes, people say they paid a [bargain] price for me too, eventually.”
Alisson also said that Klopp making him the top transfer priority of the summer helped make his decision to move to Merseyside.
“It’s a thing that’s so important to me — to be happy and wanted, to feel valued. That is what Liverpool made me feel,” Alisson added. “They are a huge club, they have had many great players, but when I came here, where I spoke to the people here, they made me feel wanted. All the staff, all the people, not to mention the players. It is an amazing group, some of them I have worked with before, like [Mo] Salah at Roma.”
And Alisson is hoping that the team Klopp has put together form the perfect unit to challenge for the title.
“I feel as though we can form a really tight group, working together to support each other. We are a team already, I can feel that. We can achieve good things together.”