Alisson almost joined Liverpool!
At least that is what his agent would have you believe.
It ended with Liverpool winning the signature of the player and Real Madrid had to instead go for Thibaut Courtois.
“It will seem strange, but I have a lot of affection for a signing that in the end could not be: that of Alisson to Real Madrid,” he said. “The goalkeeper was already playing for Roma, where Walter Sabatini took him, and Ernesto Bronzetti, my mentor, had recently died.
“I would have loved to close that operation: the truth is that I was very close to achieving it. Everyone knows that Ernesto carried out many operations between Giallorossi and Madrid: it would have been a nice way to remember him.”
Alisson has come to Liverpool and done excellently well. He won the Golden Glove for Brazil, Liverpool in the Champions League, Premier League, and the Confed Cup.
He has been outstanding in goal and changed the game for Liverpool since coming on.
Liverpool will be lucky that Real failed in their pursuit of the player. However, for Real they too got a gem in Thibaut Courtois who is different but brilliant in his own way.