Liverpool have agreed a fee with AS Roma for the services of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, according to various reports from within Italy and England.
According to The Liverpool Echo, these are the finer details of the deal.
Liverpool will pay a total of £66.8million for the Brazilian, which is a world-record sum for a goalkeeper. The Merseyside club have been given the green light to begin discussions with Alisson.
Originally, Liverpool submitted a bid of £62million yesterday, but Roma rejected the original bid. Liverpool were quick to act on the rejected bid and matched what the Italian outfit were asking for in terms of a fee.
There was a fear that Liverpool would miss out on Alisson after the Brazilian was constantly linked with a move to Real Madrid over the course of the summer, but it appears Liverpool have their man.
Chelsea have also been linked with Alisson, but it appears that they will miss out on the Brazilian as Liverpool are more of an attractive option with the lure of Champions League football for the goalkeeper.
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Jurgen Klopp has lost confidence in Loris Karius after the Champions League final defeat in Kiev last season. Karius made two blunders against Real Madrid, which ultimately has left Klopp no choice but to replace him as the No 1.
Karius’ confidence has no doubt been rocked, and it showed when he made a mistake which led to an opposition goal during Liverpool’s pre-season clash against Tranmere Rovers.