The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been taking a pop at one of their high-profile transfer targets, Alisson Becker. The Brazilian goalkeeper has been on the Reds’ radar all summer, although the fans have been slating him, claiming his ability doesn’t justify his price tag. According to quotes made to reporters (via Football.London), Roma are yet to receive an offer for the shot-stopper.
Monchi denies receiving any offers for Alisson https://t.co/rIalOXkKcF
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 8 July 2018
It’s no secret that the Liverpool fans propping our bar up have been begging their club to sign a reputable goalkeeper this summer, as none of them wants to see either Simon Mignolet or Loris Karius given a starting role ahead of the new season. Most fans had been calling for either Jan Oblak or Alisson, although now it seems the fans are willing to turn their noses up at Alisson and look for better options elsewhere.
This has been a strange one for the Reds. At one point they were urging their Brazilian international, Roberto Firmino to try and convince Alisson to join him at Anfield, however, they’re now seemingly not interested in the Roma ‘keeper. This whole saga shows how fickle the Liverpool fans can be and how difficult Jurgen Klopp’s job must be when his fan base wouldn’t be happy with Brazil’s number one and one of the highest-rated goalkeeper’s in the world.
You can read our resident Reds’ thoughts on Alisson here:
He can stay at Roma
— Hout Houtzamer (@plastic_scouser) July 8, 2018
Kasper –or pickford
Liverpool dont need Alisson
— frank bevan (@frankbevan0007) July 8, 2018
Keep him. Not worth 80 million.
— Luke O B (@LukeO1234) July 8, 2018
He’s not worth 80mil no way
— Emmett Scott (@Emmett_Scott) 8 July 2018
He has a bad record of late. Didn't impress in Russia either.
— G. (@RadiogaggaG) July 8, 2018
Allison is not good enough ….rarher pickford
— Mesiri (@jighson) 8 July 2018
It’s obvious from the fans reaction that they’d rather go for a goalkeeper a little closer to home as they continue to berate Alisson.