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Alisson completes Liverpool move in world-record deal

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Edward Snyder | 21 July, 2018, 13:45

It speaks even greater volumes of the direction of the market that, just over a year on from the Salah deal, Liverpool have returned to the table with Roma to complete the breath-taking £67m signing of goalkeeper Alisson from the Serie A giants.

The 25-year-old had always been linked with a move to the Anfield club since the end of last season, with the Reds unhappy with their goalkeeping options at the time.

And the atmosphere generated inside Anfield on the night Liverpool beat Roma in their Champions League semi-final played a part in convincing him to join the club this summer. He played with the Seleção at this year's World Cup where his team lost in the quarterfinals.

Loris Karius' and Simon Mignolet's Liverpool careers also appear to be up in the air but Klopp gave nothing away when asked what he could say about their futures.

It all makes good reading for his basic handling skills, but there's far more to being a top goalkeeper than that-and far more to Alisson's game than clean sheets.

"Alisson is in Liverpool but the deal is not done yet", Monchi told the Roma website.




"I think it's something we have to do", he said, per the Telegraph.

Alisson has revealed how last season's Champions League trip to Anfield lit the fuse for what has become a world-record transfer to Liverpool. He has nothing to do with the price, we have nothing to do with the price.

Finally, it seems - having been provided with undisputable evidence - clubs are starting to open their eyes to the value of the goalkeeper.

Now, Alisson has revealed that he was in constant contact with his Brazil team-mate Firmino ahead of his transfer to Liverpool FC this week.

Once he gets to know those in front of him and the playing style to expect from Jurgen Klopp's team on and off the ball, there's every reason to expect another upsurge in performance from the team. "We've had talks over the last few days and that's good".

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.

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