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Liverpool keeper Alisson believes that superstar Mohamed Salah has changed drastically since move from Roma

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Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker believes that his teammate and star forward Mohamed Salah has become a different person since his move from to the Reds.

Both Salah and Alisson played together at Roma before joining Jurgen Klopp’ side in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

The Brazilian international recalls that the attacker did not have the maturity or the self-belief in Italy as he does now.

The Copa America winner did, however, state that the signs of Salah’s potential and quality were there to see and quite obvious.

Alisson suggested that Liverpool has contributed a lot in the change of attitude and mentality of the Egyptian winger.

The duo both moved to Liverpool for relatively high fees at the time with Salah being bought for £35m whereas Alisson was a bit more expensive as it took £56m to make Roma part ways with the keeper.

They have become extremely successful both as a collective and individually since their moves to Merseyside.

At Liverpool, they were instrumental in leading Liverpool to 98 points in the Premier League last campaign, a tally only bettered twice in history.

Unfortunately for them, Manchester City finished on 99 points to lift the league title for the second consecutive season despite losing more often than the Reds.

However, Klopp’s men were able to lift silverware later on as they capped off an incredible Champions League run that included an unbelievable second-leg comeback, that did not feature Salah, against Barcelona, with a win over Tottenham Hotspur in the final.

Salah had an incredible debut season for Liverpool, scoring 32 goals in the Premier League and contributing to 60 goals in just 52 appearances in all competitions throughout the season.

His elite goalscoring in 2017/18 meant that he won countless individual awards which included the Premier League Golden Boot, PFA’s Fans and Players’ Player of the year and the BBC African Footballer of the year.

The 27-year-old did not reach the same insane heights the next season, which was expected, but once again finished as the top scorer in the league, but this time, he shared the honour with teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Salah did once again win the BBC African Footballer of the year and his superb 2019 meant that he finished 5th in the Ballon d’Or voting.

Alisson’s debut season was also sensational as his quality helped Liverpool become a force to be reckoned with in Europe let alone in England.

He was an important part in Brazil’s Copa America win in 2019 and his trophy-laden year in 2019 helped him become the inaugural winner of the Yashin Trophy, an award handed out to the best goalkeeper in the world.

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