Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, has revealed he was reduced to tears when he made the decision to leave Roma in the summer.
The 26-year-old became the world’s most expensive keeper when he moved to Anfield in July for £67m.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Alisson admitted it was difficult to sever ties with Roma after making 37 appearances for the Serie A club.
“Leaving Rome was difficult. I cried for a long time, along with my wife.
“It is right, to be honest. I have made a professional choice, a step forward for my career and Roma have earned a large sum.
“With my mind, I decided to go to Liverpool, but my heart was still full of tears.
“I spent two special years in Rome, my daughter was born there, I have many friends there even out of football.
“So many times I went for a walk around the city: The Trevi fountain, in the dark, is so beautiful it moves you. But my favourite place is the Colosseum, where you breathe history,” he said.