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Roma have dismissed suggestions they received January offers for goalkeeper and reported Liverpool target Alisson.
Sporting director Monchi insists no bids came in, despite rumours hinting the Reds had tabled £44million for the Brazilian.
Alisson has surfaced as a primary target for Jurgen Klopp, who is expected to seek a replacement for Simon Mignolet during the summer transfer window.
Monchi said: “Did any offers come in for Alisson? No. It’s too early to talk about the next transfer window, it’s not very useful talking today, February 1, about who will stay or go,” as reported by Football Italia.
“Let’s start talking about play, technique, tactics… that would be more useful for everyone.”
Mignolet’s time at Anfield appears to be drawing to a close, with the Belgian having recently been demoted from his no.1 spot.
Klopp has subsequently expressed his faith in Loris Karius, who now has the remainder of the season to prove his worth and potentially decide whether or not the club dips into the market for a new first choice shot-stopper this summer.
Both men have failed to convince on a consistent basis over the past couple of the seasons and have offered no evidence to suggest they are capable of taking the club forward.
It’s a department that has proven to be a costly hindrance for the Reds’ progression and one that Klopp must find a long-term solution for if he plans on lifting silverware or mounting a serious Premier League title challenge with Liverpool.