Liverpool-hero Alisson & # 39; refused Juventus to move in 2015 because he did not want to be No. 2 from Gianluigi Buffon & # 39;
- Alisson arrived in the summer from Liverpool to Serie A-side Roma for £ 65 million
- The goalkeeper drew interest during his days at the Brazilian club Internacional
- But Alisson reportedly rejected a move to the Italian side Juventus in 2015
- The goalkeeper stayed in Brazil before moving to Rome a year later
Daniel Matthews for Mailonline
Alisson may develop into a cult hero in Liverpool for his heroic deeds between the sticks – but his fate could have been very different if he had not ruled out the possibility of joining Juventus three years ago.
The Brazilian international assured the side of Jurgen Klopp in the knockout stage of the Champions League with a brilliant injury-time save by Arkadiusz Milik in the Reds & # 39; 1-0 victory over Napoli on Tuesday-evening.
Alisson moved to Merseyside in a £ 65 million move in the summer after an impressive spell with Serie A side Roma.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson reportedly rejected a move from Brazil to Juventus in 2015
He saved a brilliant injury-time to send Liverpool to the Champions League, past 16
THE CAREER OF ALISSON
2012-16 – Internacional
2016-18 – Roma
2018-present – Liverpool
But the keeper's career could have taken another turn in 2015 when he reportedly had rejected a move to Juventus.
According to the Italian outlet Calcio Mercato, Alisson was a target for Roma three years ago, but the Serie A party had already filled their quota to non-EU players.
The goalkeeper's contract on the Brazilian team Internacional had only a year left and Juventus reportedly attempted to hijack the deal and sign it for only € 8 million (£ 7.2 million).
The goalkeeper was on the Brazilian side Internacional when he reportedly closed Juventus
It is claimed that the Brazilian international did not want to play second-rate against Gianluigi Buffon
Calcio Mercato, however, claims that Alisson said no to the move because he knew he would be No. 2 behind Gianluigi Buffon – and he did not want to end up like his compatriot Neto, who moved to Turin and made only 22 appearances over two seasons.
According to rumors, former Roma director of football, Walter Sabatini, tried to persuade his counterpart at Frosinone to sign him and then sell him to Roma a year later.
But Alisson again rejected the move. He stayed in Brazil for another year before joining Roma a year later.
When he moved to the Italian capital, he was backed up by Wojciech Szczesny. But the Pool joined Juventus a year later, making Alisson the No. 1 of the Roma and later a move to England.