Alisson: Liverpool feels like home

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Alisson of Liverpool celebrates his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC at the Etihad Stadium on January 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker admits Liverpool feels like home after settling into life on Merseyside both on and off the pitch.

Alisson and Van Dijk have both helped to revitalise the Reds defence this season since his arrival from AS Roma last summer.

The former Roma man has kept a remarkable 20 clean sheets in 39 games for Klopp’s men conceding only 26 goals in the process.

With the Reds chasing two major trophies, Alisson is bracing up to ensure they end the campaign with a silverware.

However, the 26-year-old shared his experience on Merseyside and how he settled into life at the club and city.

“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!” Alisson told the official Liverpool website.

“But I’ve managed to deal with this. I can understand people and I can communicate with my teammates, which is really important.

“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.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on May 12, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Klopp says he lives 100 percent for Liverpool

The Reds manager is excited to compete in his second successive UEFA Champions League Final with his club.

“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.”

The Brazilian number one further revealed Liverpool feels like home thanks to the fans, players and family.

“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.”

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