Liverpool bought Alisson Becker for £65million last month and AS Roma president James Pallotta has said that the Serie A side had no choice on the matter.
After several years without a top goalkeeper, Liverpool have finally signed a goalie capable of making the saves required to help the club win the Premier League.
Alisson’s arrival has prompted widespread talk of the Reds challenging Manchester City for the league title, with a front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané more than enough as far as the goalscoring requirements are concerned.
Somewhat surprisingly, Roma president James Pallotta has said that he had no choice in selling Alisson and Salah to Liverpool over the last year.
Pallotta told Roma’s YouTube channel: “I think Alisson’s not an easy one. People outside think you have choices and a lot of the time you don’t so you just try to make the best of it.
“It’s not an easy thing – there’s a lot of thought that goes into that kind of stuff and a lot of the time, you’ve just got no choice.
“I liked Salah a lot. Unbeknown to a lot of people, or a lot of people don’t seem to know, is that we didn’t have a choice in him leaving.”
“It was difficult. He had one year left and he asked to leave and he felt like he had something to prove back in the Premier League. It was difficult for that.”