Chelsea really tried to secure signature of £67m European giants signing

Liverpool shot-stopper Alisson has revealed why he turned down a move to Chelsea in the summer transfer market.

The Brazilian star has claimed that he chose the Reds over Chelsea as he wanted to be playing Champions League football.

The Blues missed out of Europe’s top competition the previous season and having been playing in the Europa League under Italian manager Maurizio Sarri.

Anfield outfit, meanwhile, were in the final of the UCL in 2018 and have progressed through to the last 16 this season. Speaking to Gianluca Di Marzio, Alisson Becker said this:

“I chose Liverpool for the same reasons why I had chosen Rome when I left Brazil, considering it as the best move for my career Chelsea was changing the coach and not playing in the Champions League.

“I have always admired Liverpool’s history, it is a club that has won five European Cups I wanted to be part of that history.”

“With Roma and I’m working hard to try and do it with Liverpool. What is life if not to fight for one’s dreams? I dream of the Champions.”