Liverpool Make Approach For Roma Goalkeeper Alisson
Jurgen Klopp seems to have finally settled on Loris Karius as his first choice goalkeeper but almost as soon as that's happened the Liverpool manager is eyeing a move for a new number one.
When Loris Karius was signed last season it was felt that Simon Mignolet's time as Liverpool's number one was over. However last season he played more games that Karius and that theme continued at the beginning of the season.
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Former Mainz goalie Karius has been in and out of the first team since arriving because of some high profile errors but then former Sunderland keeper Mignolet has hardly been a standard bearer of consistency.
Karius has recently won back the starting spot but many believe that Liverpool won't be title challengers until they invest in a better goalkeeper to help with their penchant for conceding goals.
They have long been linked with a move for Roma's goalie Alisson and now Sky Sports report that the Premier League side have been in touch with the Italian's through an intermediary in an attempt to have the signing done before the summer.
Roma have been attempting to get the 26 year old to sign a new deal in the belief that offers for him would be coming in the summer and they are thought to want a world record £62 million fee for the Brazil number one.
Liverpool are likely to be trying to get a deal in place early before they have competition for him. Fans in England have been impressed by Manchester City's Ederson but it's the Roma goalie who wears the gloves for the international team and he'll have more chance to impress in the World Cup.
Real Madrid and PSG could be competition for Alisson with both sides on the lookout for better options than they currently have.
Reds fans certainly seem on board:
Alisson will be a new friend for Firmino and will be reunited with Salah. Get it done.- - (@AnfieldRd96) February 15, 2018
Convincing Roma to agree to sell him at this stage of the season though is surely a long shot. But think we'll be aware that the World Cup will see his price rocket and PSG/Madrid likely to be interested.- Jack Sear (@JackSear) February 15, 2018
Karius can get a clean sheet for the rest of the season and I'd still want us to sign Alisson- cj (@ForzaLiverpooI) February 15, 2018
£62 million for Alisson is worth it considering we robbed them for Salah in the summer.- Aiden (@LethaISadio) February 15, 2018
Get Alisson, bin Mignolet and ward, promote Grabara and have Alisson, Karius and Grabara as our 3 keepers.- usman (@usman_94_) February 15, 2018
Is this the signing Liverpool need?