LIVERPOOL- Merseyside side Liverpool has made Brazilian goalkeeper Roma’s Alisson the world’s most expensive goalkeeper by signing him on a six year deal for £66.8m (72.5m euros).
Liverpool did not reveal the price tag but Alisson’s former club Roma said the deal is up to 72.m Euros.
“In terms of my life and my career, it’s a huge step for me being part of this club and this family,” said the 25-year-old.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he has signed “a real personality”.
“At one point in the last few weeks it came up, the opportunity to sign one of the world’s best goalkeepers,” he added. “The owners were quite excited, so we did it.
“He has nothing to do with the price, we have nothing to do with the price. It’s the market, that’s how it is and we will not think a lot about it.
“He needs to adapt to the English Premier League. The league is different, the refs are different, the goalkeeper’s life is different in the Premier League.
“We got him here because of his existing strengths, which is in all goalkeeper departments the highest level.”
Alisson revealed he had been in contact with Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, he said, “Yesterday, he sent me a message saying: ‘Hey, what are you waiting for?’ As the negotiations were at an advanced stage, I replied to him straight away saying: ‘Calm down, I’m on my way!’
“I’m really happy to have the opportunity to play alongside him again. As well as being a great player, he is a huge character and a great person – which is the most important thing.”
Alisson is Liverpool’s fourth major signing for the upcoming season.
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