Liverpool were keen to upgrade their goalkeeping position and even though they were not going to admit, there was no question that Jurgen Klopp wanted a new shot-stopper to replace Loris Karius following his unfortunate performance in the UEFA Champions League final.
The German tactician has found his man, though. After several weeks of negotiations, The Reds have completed a move to sign Alisson, from AS Roma, for a world-record fee of 75m Euros (£67m) subject to the Roma goalkeeper passing a medical, according to Sky in Italy.
Alisson is set to become the most expensive goalkeeper in history, with Liverpool surpassing the £34.7 million fee Manchester City paid for Ederson in 2017. The 25-year-old will depart Rome in the coming hours and it should be a matter of time before he is introduced to the Liverpool fans as the club’s new player.
Alisson is coming off an impressive season with AS Roma during the last term, registering 49 appearances for the club while becoming one of the top prospects in the position in Europe. And as if that wasn’t enough, he also featured for Brazil in the 2018 World Cup, starting all five matches before Brazil’s elimination in the quarterfinals against Belgium.
Now Liverpool need to solve what is going to happen with Karius and Simon Mignolet, their other goalkeepers. But Alisson will be their man going forward, and that is not going to change any time soon.