"I feel at home" - Alisson reveals he has settled in well on Merseyside
Liverpool’s Brazilian international goalkeeper Alisson Becker has said he is loving life on Merseyside since his move from Roma last summer.
Alisson made the big-money move from Roma in Serie A last summer after impressing in his two years in Italy, following his 2016 transfer from Brazilian club Internacional.
Speaking to the official LFC magazine, Alisson revealed that things have gone very well for him in England’s north-west so far, both on the pitch and off the pitch.
“I have been having regular English lessons. One of the hardest challenges I had at the start was getting used to the accent, not just the British accent but the Liverpool accent!
“But I’ve managed to deal with this. I can understand people and I can communicate with my teammates, which is really important.”
Alisson also acknowledged how the squad has a great spirit within it at the moment and how everyone helped him after his move, not just the other Brazilian players.
“When I came here I felt that everyone was important for me, not just the Brazilians. Obviously, Roberto Firmino was already here and then Fabinho arrived more or less the same time as I did.
“All the players are important, be they the local players from the UK or the players from overseas. I admire the strength we have as a team and the quality that every single one of our players has, but the most important thing for me is the team spirit.
“Above all, I feel at home here. Home is where the heart is and where the family is. My family is here, my daughter and my wife live here and my parents come when they can.
“My brother lives in Portugal, which is not too far, and comes when he can. That helps when I’m missing them. When I think about Brazil, I miss it a lot but I have been welcomed here and I feel very much at home.
“The whole group received me very well. The fans have been very kind too, as have the technical team, so I’m really happy here in Liverpool.”
Alisson will be back in action this Sunday when The Reds face Spurs at Anfield in a huge game in the Premier League title race.
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