The Brazil goalkeeper was announced as Liverpool’s latest summer signing on Thursday night
Liverpool finally secured the signing of Alisson for a world-record fee on Thursday night.
Alisson, the goalkeeper, arrives at Anfield from Serie A side Roma after a protracted transfer saga which saw Liverpool reportedly decide against signing a new goalkeeper, only to return for the 25-year-old in the last few days.
The Merseyside outfit have paid £66.8million for Alisson, making him the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of the sport, and the latest reports suggest it was the fee for the glovesman which was holding up his transfer to Anfield.
According to UOL in Alisson’s native Brazil, the former Internacional player had agreed personal terms with Liverpool BEFORE the World Cup even started back in middle of June, over a month earlier than the keeper actually arrived at Liverpool.
The terms Alisson agreed upon signing his contract are said to be exactly the same as those he accepted prior to the World Cup, which is why the Brazil international’s switch to England was confirmed in a remarkably short space of time once Roma agreed to sell their No1.
If the reports Liverpool had agreed terms to sign Alisson over a month ago are true, Jurgen Klopp’s suggestion Loris Karius would remain Liverpool goalkeeper, made on July 6, was evidently false.