Brazilian website UOL brings a very interesting story about the secrets of Alisson’s transfer from Roma to Liverpool this summer.
The story explains how the Reds won the battle, as despite being attractive options for the goalkeeper, both Real Madrid and Chelsea wouldn’t compete financially.
But the most interesting part is about all the processes between the agreement and the contract signing.
It started a few days after Brazil were knocked out of the World Cup, when Alisson’s agents met Michael Edwards in London. Then it was time for Roma president James Palotta and club director Monchi to join the negotiations.
With things advanced, UOL claims that Jurgen Klopp wanted to speak to the player. He did so on a FaceTime chat, as a voice conversation wasn’t enough for the manager. Besides talking about the project at Liverpool, the manager also ‘sympathised’ for Brazil’s elimination in the World Cup.
Once everything was agreed, Liverpool sent a private jet to take Alisson. The only thing they asked was that the player couldn’t be seen in public until the official announcement.
That’s why, according to UOL, Alisson entered a five-star hotel in the road between Manchester and Liverpool through the kitchen, and had to wait in a room until the doccumentation from Roma arrived.
The website adds that the Brazilian hasn’t demanded the number one shirt out of respect for Lloris Karius, but that could still happen in case the board decides so or if the German goalkeeper is sold.