Liverpool fans will be overjoyed with the latest news coming from Melwood.
Earlier in the window, Jurgen Klopp insisted he would not be signing a new goalkeeper this summer and instead opted to keep faith in Loris Karius. Following his blunders in pre-season and the abuse he received from opposition fans, the German has decided enough is enough and opened his chequebook to sign a new keeper.
According to various reports, Roma goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, is the man Klopp wants as his new number one. The Reds were priced out of a both for the Brazilian back in January but Karius’ performances has left Klopp will no choice but to shell out a world-record fee for a goalkeeper. The Reds have had a £67m bid accepted by Roma and are free to agree on personal terms with the player.
Valued at £54m by Transfermarkt, Alisson would be the world-class goalkeeper that Liverpool fans have been crying out for. The Brazilian had a save percentage of 79% last season – only David de Gea and Jan Oblak could better his stats. Alisson also made 155 saves in all competitions – Verona goalkeeper, Nicolas, was the only stopper to make more in Europe’s top five leagues (Goal).
Pep Guardiola showed that a world-class goalkeeper could make the difference between winning the title and finishing in the top four when he signed Ederson Moraes last summer. With Alisson between the sticks, Liverpool finally have a goalkeeper that can guide them to the Premier League trophy.
Liverpool fans, thoughts?