Alisson: Salah success inspiring Liverpool's new goalkeeper

Salah success inspiring Alisson at Liverpool

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Mohamed Salah's fee has long ceased to be a matter of discussion and Alisson also wants to show he is worth every penny at Liverpool.

Alisson hopes he can prove to be a value-for-money purchase at Liverpool – just like superstar forward Mohamed Salah.

The Brazil goalkeeper made the same switch Salah completed a year ago when he moved from Roma to Anfield for 72.5 million euros last month.

That deal made the 25-year-old the most expensive goalkeeper in history, although Kepa Arrizabalaga took that weighty distinction off his hands when he joined Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao for 80m euros this week.

Salah cost the Reds 42m euros – a fee that raised eyebrows at the time but is now considered a major bargain given the Egypt international's stunning 44-goal campaign in 2017-18.

I want people to say Reds got good deal on me too, says Alisson

"Yes, it was a big deal for Roma, they had a record fee and they were happy," Alisson said, as quoted by The Mirror.

"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."

Being "wanted" and "valued" key to Alisson opting for Liverpool

Alisson conceded Jürgen Klopp making him a transfer priority was particularly flattering and he hopes a strong team spirit will bolster a bid for Premier League glory.

"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," he added, with Klopp's men beginning their campaign at home to West Ham on Sunday.

"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."


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