Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has revealed he wants to return to his former side Internacional in Brazil to finish his career, admitting they are ‘the club that I love’.
Alisson kicked off his playing days with the Brazilian Serie A outfit in 2013 having joined their academy at the age of ten and the team gave him a huge platform to showcase his ability as he made 115 outings.
Now seen as one of the best keepers in world football, Alisson went on to play for Roma and has now won both the Premier League and Champions League with Liverpool, but has now outlined plans to head back to his home country before he calls it a day.
Speaking to Globo Esporte, he said it was his ‘heart’s desire’ to play for Inter again and added it would be hard to turn out for another team should he return to Brazil.
‘I have the desire to return to Brazil, but when it will happen, only God knows,’ he said. ‘I know that God has something for me, I want to follow God’s plans for my life.
‘But my heart’s desire for when I return to Brazil, if God goes to answer it, is to return to Inter, home, the club that I love.
‘I have a lot of respect for all the clubs in Brazil, I might even want to play for some other club. But I don’t know if I would be able to go back to Brazil and not go to Inter.’
The 28-year-old is still firmly first choice for the Reds and continues to dazzle in the English top flight with some world class saves that have been crucial in a rise to prominence for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
He still has plenty of his best years ahead of him but despite edging towards his 30s, Alisson says he has no timeline for his Brazil homecoming and hopes to have a ‘long career’ in the game – with no desire to hang up his gloves any time soon.
‘I never went into making many long-term plans,’ he added.
‘Logically, I had dreams, but always with my feet on the ground and very focused on what I have in hand, what I can do now in the present.
‘I have plans for a long career in football, to play as much as I can at a high level.
‘Now if it will be up to 35, 40 or more than 40 I don’t know, I have a lot of road ahead.
‘I hope to do my best while in the national team and in Europe.’