Alisson struggling with scouse, but loving life at Liverpool

Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker has settled on Merseyside, but has admitted he still struggles to understand the scouse accent.

The Brazilian shot-stopper has been sensational for the Reds this season, and one of the key reasons for the club’s impressive form in both the Premier League and Champions League.

Boasting 20 clean sheets from 39 games and only 26 goals conceded, Alisson has more than justified his £66.8m transfer fee from Roma.

“I have been having regular English lessons. One of the hardest challenges I had at the start was getting used to the accent, not just the British accent but the Liverpool accent!” Alisson told the official Liverpool FC magazine.

“But I’ve managed to deal with this. I can understand people and I can communicate with my teammates, which is really important.

“When I came here I felt that everyone was important for me, not just the Brazilians. Obviously Roberto Firmino was already here and then Fabinho arrived more or less the same time as I did.

“All the players are important, be they the local players from the UK or the players from overseas. I admire the strength we have as a team and the quality that every single one of our players has, but the most important thing for me is the team spirit.

“Above all I feel at home here. Home is where the heart is and where the family is. My family is here, my daughter and my wife live here and my parents come when they can.

“When I think abut Brazil, I miss it a lot but I have been welcomed here and I feel very much at home.

“The whole group received me very well. The fans have been very kind too, as have the technical team, so I’m really happy here in Liverpool.”