Liverpool agree World Record fee for Alisson


The Echo adds that speculation began to mount when the player's agent, Ze Maria Neis, "liked a photoshopped image of Alisson wearing a Liverpool shirt on Instagram".

Liverpool have already enjoyed a productive and high-spending close season in the transfer market, with Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri arriving last week to join midfield duo Naby Keita and Fabinho.

Alisson made 49 appearances for AS Roma last season and caught attention with his sweeping skills and sharp reflexes.

Chelsea were ready to move for Alisson if Thibaut Courtois departed but Liverpool have acted swiftly in an attempt to secure their No 1 goalkeeper target.

Liverpool, on the other hand, have a well documented goalkeeping problem, which only subsided for six months in the second half of last season.

Loris Karius, then, looks set to lose his position as Jurgen Klopp's preferred goalkeeper after his horror show in the Champions League final in Madrid.

Does the player want a move?

However, Roma have given their blessing for Alisson to travel to Liverpool and have his medical - a clear sign that any remaining negotiations over his price are expected to be a formality.

The Brazilian goalkeeper has been fighting for a transfer away from Italy this summer and has attracted the attention of Real Madrid and Chelsea.

Signing Alisson would solve a headache that has plagued Klopp since long before Karius's disastrous Champions League final performance in which...

"[Liverpool] are a great side".

And as you could expect, the tweet quickly went viral and caught some fans off guard, with the minority believing they had finally got their big signing.