Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has signed a new long term contract to remain at Merseyside until 2027. Having joined from AS Roma in a £65m transfer, the Brazilian has won the Champions League and Premier League with Liverpool.
Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, Alisson expressed his happiness in extending his stay at Liverpool. He said ” I think I didn’t waste too much time to think about that. It’s something we just built in those last three years, the confidence, the trust that I have in the club and the club has in myself.”
“Me and my family, we are really happy here. My kids are settled in England, in a different country, but they are growing up in that way. So we are really happy. I’m really glad that I can keep going on with my work here, doing a good job here. So, I’m really happy to make this decision – that is not hard for me.”
“I think as you are getting older, you are building a family, you start to think more in your family than in yourself, in your professional terms – but still you have to think on that. For me professionally, it’s the best decision, it’s the same decision as I took when I first came here. Since I arrived here, I started to win trophies with this amazing team, with this amazing group. I started to develop myself in many aspects in football, in my life.”
“Also my family. Ray, the team manager, he told me once a sentence about the family – ‘Happy wife, happy life.’ My wife is really happy here, in England, she’s happy for my children, for myself, for herself as well. We found a purpose in our life here and I’m really, really happy to continue wearing this shirt.”
“I trust the club, I trust everyone here. I believe the club trusts me as well to keep doing my work and keep doing my best for the team. As an individual, I will give 100 per cent to make this club win more trophies in the seasons coming. This season is really important for us. The last one was quite tricky with a lot of things that happened in our lives but I think this made ourselves more hungry for what comes in front of us. I have really good expectations for the season and I will do everything that is in my hands to achieve our goals.”
The Brazilian has asked his team to set high standards for this season after a disappointing last season. He added “We have to set goals and we have to set them high – winning everything that we are playing [for], the Champions League, Premier League, the cups, everything. I think we can start from there. But obviously winning depends on what we will put on the pitch, what we will give on the pitch and we have to give 100 per cent at least. If we can push harder, we will go.”
Source: Liverpool FC