Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
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Liverpool Star: Why I Chose Reds Over Chelsea

Liverpool Star: Why I Chose Reds Over Chelsea

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has revealed why he chose the Reds over Chelsea last summer, after an impressive start to life in English football. I really wanted to be part of that history.

"Even when my team scores after a big mistake from the opposition keeper, it's a different feeling for me".

"Not only between the goalkeepers, but I also know that I have to be ready for if anything happens or the team needs me, and therefore I have to be working hard on a daily basis for when the chance comes along or I get called upon".

When Alisson officially signed for the Reds on the 19th July 2018, Maurizio Sarri had been in place for just five days, after the prolonged departure of Antonio Conte, and Alisson explained: "Chelsea were changing their manager and not playing in the Champions League".

"I chose Liverpool for the same reasons I went to Roma when I left Brazil".

He doesn't seem wrong with Liverpool now sitting on the top of the table with 4 points more than Manchester City who won the league last season. "I don't celebrate it like any other goal", Alisson said to Four Four Two magazine, showing his support for the now-Besiktas player.

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The German keeper was offloaded to Besitkas and replaced by Alisson after a catalog of errors - most infamously in last season's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

Gareth Bale shone in the four-goal thriller, netting two goals to give his side victory over the Merseyside club.

Simon Mignolet's performance in nets in FA Cup action on Monday last served as a reminder of the importance of the club's No. 1 to their level of performances. "I was so sad to see what happened to Karius in the Champions League final - it could have happened to anyone".

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