New Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson paid tribute to his former club Roma after securing a world-record transfer to the Premier League, adamant the Serie A side will always hold a special place in his heart.
In 37 appearances he kept 17 clean sheets and made 108 saves, with Opta revealing that his 80.1 save percentage was second among all players in Europe's top five leagues.
They report that the Reds reached an agreement with Alisson back in November and the player has been waiting for a fee to be agreed with Roma.
There was a world-class goalkeeper on the market, and the club gave us the opportunity to sign him.
Of course, there's more to this than just translating his Serie A numbers over to the Premier League.
"Yes, in part it did influence the decision, " Alisson told Liverpool's official website.
However, just a few weeks ago we probably would have laughed at the fact Pickford is one of the most expensive numbers ones in history, but his performances for England at the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer have deservedly catapulted the youngster towards the world class bracket.
Having already played a number of pre-season friendlies closer to home, Klopp is clearly determined to have his team primed for action come their opening Premier League game against West Ham United. "At times, I'm too much of a fan".
Born in Novo Hamburgo in southern Brazil in October 1992, Alisson spent his youth career with Internacional, progressing through the Brazilian giants' ranks and into their first-team squad.
"When I became aware of Liverpool's interest I was very excited".
"Hopefully I can play a part in the history being created here, win titles and be a part of the project that has been developed here in the past few years so we can see Liverpool rise once again".
Liverpool have the money to buy the player they want in a position of need, and are doing so.