Alisson inspired by Salah's example: 'I want to ensure people say LFC paid a bargain price for me too'
- Alisson wants to follow Salah's steps to make Liverpool and all the fans feel that buying him was worth it
- He reveals how badly he needs fans' support
- The goalie also shares that he feels wanted and needed at Liverpool
On making his transfer a bargain for Liverpool
"Yes, it was a big deal for Roma, they had a record fee and they were happy. And I’ll work very hard to make sure it’s a good deal for Liverpool too, which is more important. I know that Salah was (thought) a good deal for Roma, but now people say it is a good deal for Liverpool. I want to work hard to ensure that yes, people say they paid a (bargain) price for me too, eventually."
On if he can become the latest Brazilian superstar to make it in Europe
"The landscape has changed from the past. Bigger rewards, but more responsibilities as a role model."
On the connection with the fans
"Playing in a Champions League semi-final here with Roma was an amazing feeling and will always be special to me, in spite of the result [the Italians lost 5-2]. But this is even more special, wearing the Liverpool shirt for the first time on the home ground. Already there is a bond with the supporters. They are so passionate. It’s important for me to have that support and encouragement. We have big hopes and expectations and it’s important to count on them - I’m really happy to be here, and happy to be with them."
On how Reds made him feel at home
"It’s a thing that’s so important to me — to be happy and wanted, to feel valued. That is what Liverpool made me feel. They are a huge club, they have had many great players, but when I came here, where I spoke to the people here, they made me feel wanted. All the staff, all the people, not to mention the players. It is an amazing group, some of them I have worked with before, like Salah at Roma. I feel as though we can form a really tight group, working together to support each other. We are a team already, I can feel that. We can achieve good things together."