Interview with Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker: his desire for titles, what Klopp brings…

 Interview with Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker: his desire for titles, what Klopp brings... |  UEFA champions league

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker joined Liverpool from Roma in 2018, and was seen as the missing piece of manager Jürgen Klopp’s puzzle. In his first season, the ‘Reds’ won the UEFA Champions League, and in the second they won their first English league title in 30 years.

After eliminating Benfica in the quarter-finals this season, the ‘Reds’ are still on the path to achieving an extraordinary quadruplet: they have won the English League Cup, and could still win the FA Cup, the Premier League crown and become European champions for the seventh time. Alisson, 29, tells how it feels to win the world’s top club football award and how Klopp’s passion keeps Liverpool going.

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On wanting to win the Champions League again

2019: Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea (5-4 on penalties)

There was a lot of desire to lift the trophy, to lift the ‘Orejona’, even before winning the Champions League. Winning the Champions League is something special in a player’s career. It is the greatest possible achievement for a club. It is the most difficult competition to win, and we have achieved it once.

And when you win it, and you live that moment, the thought that invades your mind is that you want to be part of that moment again, you want to live it again. We know that it is very difficult, but we know how it is done. We will do our best to be able to do it again this year.

On the job of an elite goalkeeper

Firmino's display with semi-finalist Liverpool

Firmino’s display with semi-finalist Liverpool

Having a good sense of responsibility is very important for a goalkeeper. We have to take a lot of responsibility, so we have to be aware of that. Concentration [es la siguiente]. You have to have maximum concentration in the key moments of the game. And determination, which is something a goalkeeper has to work hard on. From my point of view, no other player [en el campo] works more than the goalkeeper. You need determination in your day-to-day life, to be fully prepared for match day.

Alisson Becker Profile

Date of birth: October 2, 1992, Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
Height: 1.91m
Matches/clean sheets in UEFA club competitions: 58/23
Matches/clean sheets in the Champions League: 48/20
Matches/clean sheets as an international: 54/37

On Liverpool’s growth since his arrival

Goalkeeper of the Season 2019: Alisson Becker

Goalkeeper of the Season 2019: Alisson Becker

It was a big challenge for me when I signed for Liverpool. [en 2018]. I left Roma, after a brilliant season for me personally at a club where both my family and I felt at home. Coming here meant there would be a lot of rewards in my career, and I think I made the right decision. He was aware of the responsibility that came with it: being the starting goalkeeper for a club like Liverpool. The team was already in a position to reach a Champions League final.

I came here to reach my full potential and achieve great things, which is what I have done. I don’t really know how to gauge my importance to the team, but what I can say is that I give my all every day with a lot of passion and dedication with the certainty that I can contribute something to the team, and that it depends on all the pieces of the puzzle work well.

About Jurgen Klopp

Great goals of Klopp's Liverpool

Great goals of Klopp’s Liverpool

He is the key figure of our team. It is the foundation of our team. He is the one who started it all. Our mentality is like yours. He chose all the players on the team, he signed most of them and brought them here. Y [Klopp no es sólo una figura clave en este equipo] for his qualities as a coach, but also for the type of person he is, his character.

He is the person who keeps us together, and who is in charge of reminding us in decisive moments how strong we are together and united, and he is also the one who keeps us with our feet on the ground, so that we are not distracted by the good results we have achieved. been getting in recent years.

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