- Liverpool sent warning over huge fee for Alisson
- Brazilian has emerged as potential summer target for the Reds
- Former Roma coach admits he will cost more than £45million
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Liverpool have received a stern warning over the eye-watering fee the club will have to fork out in order to sign goalkeeper Alisson.
Roma’s first choice shot-stopper has surfaced as a potential summer target for the Reds as Jurgen Klopp seeks a long-term solution to his goalkeeping woes.
The Brazilian’s standout second season in Serie A has seen his value rise significantly and propelled him into the elite bracket of keepers Liverpool are seemingly intent on turning to.
Former Roma goalkeeping coach Roberto Negrisolo told Il Romanista: “Is Alisson worth €50m? Don’t be silly, he’s worth far more than that,”
“I don’t think many people have realised who Alisson is. This guy is a phenomenon. He is the number one of number ones. He is the Messi of goalkeepers, because he has the same mentality as Messi. He is a goalkeeper who can mark an era.”
“There is absolutely no comparison with Gianluigi Donnarumma, because Alisson is extraordinary. The first time I saw him play, he wasn’t yet on the Roma books. I watched him play for Brazil and he made an enormous impression on me.”
“I told Alisson when I met him at Roma’s Trigoria ground that he was born for this. He was already strong when he arrived, but has improved even more since he has been in Italy, especially when coming out low to get the ball. Now he is far more decisive in those situations.”
Alisson’s swift impression in Italy has already earned him a promotion to the top of the goalkeeping pecking order for the Brazilian national team.
The 25-year-old represents the type of assured and accomplished long-term option Liverpool have been tipped to spend big on when the transfer window re-opens.
Klopp’s transfer business could first hinge on how Loris Karius finishes the season after he recently replaced Simon Mignolet as the Reds’ no.1.
Both have failed to convince throughout the campaign, with the latter’s career on Merseyside seemingly drawing to a close.
There will be few arguments against Klopp breaking the bank to address a weakness that has cost the team so often over the past few years.