Liverpool Make Official Bid For Roma Keeper Alisson

Lynette Rowe
July 19, 2018

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Liverpool have bid a world record £62 million for Roma goalkeeper Alisson as Jurgen Klopp looks to solve his goalkeeper problem.

It is believed that Real Madrid is confident of completing a €35 million for the 26-year-old.

Real Madrid and Chelsea have also been linked with the 25-year-old.

That bid was rejected by the Serie A side, who had been asking for €75m (£66m), a fee which Liverpool have now agreed to pay.

The Premier League club are now expected to hold talks with the Brazil global.

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The memory of the Champions League final meant Liverpool were forced into finding Loris Karius' replacement, says Graeme Souness.

The 25-year-old, who now plays for Roma in Italy, is cutting short his vacation to undergo a medical on Merseyside after being given permission to talk to Liverpool. Liverpool are said to be preparing for Alisson's medical.

Attention shifted to the Brazil worldwide long before Loris Karus' error-strewn performance in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will be determined to sign Alisson, with the club facing the prospect of losing some of their best players this summer. Alisson has thus, been a priority for the Reds for a while now, although Chelsea are now looking to steal a march on their rivals.

Should the deal go through, the Brazil No. 1 would become the most expensive keeper in history after moving ahead of compatriot Ederson, who cost Man City £36million. Alisson's compatriot Ederson is now at the top of the list.

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