Liverpool strengthened their back line this month by hiring the services of Virgil van Dijk. Now, the Reds need to replace Coutinho by signing a quality midfielder and they must also lure a top goalkeeper.
As far as the goalkeeping department is concerned, the likes of Karius and Mignolet have been inconsistent and reports have linked Liverpool with stars like Oblak and Alisson (via Independent).
Recently, claims going on in the media have suggested that Liverpool are perhaps close to signing Alisson from Italian Serie A side Roma.
Brazilian journalist Gustavo Fogaca Guffo claimed that after confirming Mahrez (which has not happened as yet), Liverpool are close to making the announcement for Alisson.
Yesterday, Premium Sport HD covered a story on the subject and stated that the claims coming from Brazil and England suggesting that Liverpool are to announce the capture of the Selecao star are entirely untrue. They mentioned that the statement made by Gustavo lacks good judgement.
For verification, the Italian source contacted Alisson’s agent Ze Maria, who confirmed that the Samba shot stopper is not leaving Rome.
The former Internacional goalie has been in fantastic form for the Giallorossi this season. In 25 appearances, so far, he has only conceded 20 goals and kept 12 clean sheets. He has surely got the quality to solve Klopp’s goalkeeping dilemma.
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