Liverpool’s new goalkeeper Alisson has given a video interview explaining how Mohamed Salah got in touch with him about joining the club.
Speculation has been rife involving the Brazil international heading to Anfield in the last few days, and he’s finally been confirmed this evening.
Alisson and Salah were team-mates at Roma and it seems the Egypt international was desperate to see his old colleague join him on Merseyside.
Salah made the same move last summer and has been a big hit, and it seems he rates Alisson very highly as he pushed him for answers over his transfer.
Mo Salah you absolute legend! pic.twitter.com/WkLEoudI63
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) July 19, 2018
“We didn’t have that much contact after he left Roma. We met again in the game when we were up against each other [in the Champions League in April],” Alisson told Liverpool’s official site.
“Yesterday, he sent me a message saying: ‘Hey, what are you waiting for?’ As the negotiations were at an advanced stage, I replied to him straight away saying: ‘Calm down, I’m on my way!’
The most expensive goalkeepers of all time:
ALISSON – €75M
Gianluigi Buffon – €52M
Ederson – €40M
Manuel Neuer – €30M
Jordan Pickford – €28M
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“I’m really happy to have the opportunity to play alongside him again. As well as being a great player, he is a huge character and a great person – which is the most important thing.”