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Alisson Becker: Istanbul heroes inspire me and my teammates

Alisson Becker detailed the inspiration Liverpool's 2005 Champions League heroes provide the current squad ahead of Wednesday's meeting with AC Milan.

Jürgen Klopp's side kick off their 2021-22 campaign in the competition against the Serie A outfit, who were beaten by the Reds in Istanbul 16 years ago in a truly unforgettable final.

Alisson was an absorbed viewer of the spectacle – which Liverpool won on penalties after recovering from a 3-0 first-half deficit – as idols and fellow Brazilians Dida, Cafu and Kaka lined up for I Rossoneri.

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Speaking at a press conference ahead of the Anfield Group B opener, Alisson recalled: "Dida was really an influence for me – not only for me but for all the Brazilian goalkeepers.