Alisson: £65m price tag means I have to be perfect


Date published: Tuesday 13th November 2018 10:40

Alisson admits his astronomical price tag for a goalkeeper means that he is expected to “be perfect” for Liverpool.

The Brazilian joined the Premier League side in the summer for a world-record £65million fee when Jurgen Klopp managed to buy him from Roma.

That record has since been broken by Chelsea when they bought Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for £71million shortly after.

And Alisson has opened up about the pressure of playing for the Reds after joining for so much money.

“I came here for a high price and some people expect me to be perfect – it is not easy but I’m trying,” said Alisson.

“It is really early to say if I’m satisfied with how I’m playing but I’m working to be perfect, I’m working to be better.

“I am really, really happy with my move to the Premier League. I’m working really hard to help Liverpool to achieve their goals and also for the Brazil national team.

“The Premier League has great intensity, you have to be really focused all the time.

“One thing that is important here is the concentration and focus. They are asking me to be really mentally strong.

“My team have a really great defence so it is not often the ball comes near my net.

“But I have one or two opportunities to show my quality, so I need to be focused all the time.”