This summer has seen Liverpool come on leaps and bounds as a squad. The club has signed Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri. Despite this, the club are still in desperate need of a goalkeeper and could be closing in on a deal for Roma’s Alisson Becker. The links to the Roma man has left some fans claiming that Roma has replaced Southampton as the Reds feeder club.
Gotta respect Liverpool – upgrading our feeder club from Southampton to AS Roma! pic.twitter.com/ZM3ezkjHxr
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 17 July 2018
This time last summer the Anfield faithful were getting excited as they’d just completed the signing of Mohamed Salah from Roma and whilst the Egyptian promised to be an exciting addition to the squad, no one could have predicted that he would top score the Premier league and break the record for most goals of a single player in a 38-game season.
This summer, it’s Alisson who could be on his way over. Liverpool put seven past the Brazilian in 180 minutes when they faced the Italian club in the Champions League semi-final this season, but that hasn’t put them off and now they could be looking to bring in the 25-year-old shot-stopper for a sizeable fee of around £60 million plus add-ons. It would be a world record fee for a goalkeeper and one that would be a serious show of intent from the Reds.
You can see what the fans make of Roma being their feeder club here:
But how will @mattletiss7 spend his day if Southampton are no longer our feeder club?? He won’t have anyone left to wind up!!
— Jamie Fennelly (@jfenn99) July 17, 2018
— Joe Barratt (@joebarratt01) July 17, 2018
U gotta be kidding
— Kofisplit (@kofisplit) 17 July 2018
Don’t jinx it!!
— Kenny Dowling (@kennydowlingf1) 17 July 2018
— jontask (@task_jon) 17 July 2018
Don’t jinx us
— Virgil Van Gogh (@Murphy_LFC77) July 17, 2018
You can see that the Liverpool fans enjoyed the banter of claiming Roma are their feeder club and they’ll be hoping they can continue to poach the Serie A sides top players for years to come.