Liverpool Serie A Goalkeeper Raid Rejected


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Liverpool have been foiled in their attempt to solve their ongoing goalkeeping crisis with AS Roma rejecting the Reds initial offer for Alisson Becker, reports the Daily Mail.

Jurgen Klopp watched with horror and bafflement this year as Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius proved to be just one save from a horrendous error which costs the Reds Premier League points.

Neither of his current goalkeepers has proven reliable enough to be given a protracted run in the starting line-up with Klopp’s patience finally snapping after back-to-back defeats to the bottom two teams in the Premier League.

25-year-old Becker, more commonly known by his first name, joined Roma 18-months ago and serving as understudy to Poland international Wojciech Szczesny. The Brazilian learned his trade at Internacional where he spent four seasons, making 115 appearances.

Szczesny moved to Juventus after the Giallorossi were unable to reach an agreement with Arsenal over his transfer.

Roma’s reaction to Liverpool’s bid is interesting. Instead of discouraging any further bids, the Italians claimed the fee required to buy their goalkeeper was £44m. It’s far from a problem for the Premier League giants and with Alisson not denying an interest in a move to England, Roma may be looking for a new Number One sooner rather than later.