Liverpool Chase Roma Goalkeeper Alisson
After Loris Karius made a huge mistake on the biggest stage of them all in the Champions League final, it was almost certain that Liverpool would try and sign a goalie this summer. However, not many people would have predicted that they would smash the Premier League record when signing one, though that looks what they may be about to do. They have reportedly put an offer of £62 million on the table to sign Roma and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, a move that would certainly strengthen Liverpool in that area should they land him.
Alisson played well at the World Cup for Brazil, something that has no doubt put a few extra milion on his price tag. He played in all five of their games, keeping three clean sheets despite playing for one of the most attacking minded teams in the tournament. He showcased his skills in Russia, Liverpool need a new goalkeeper and that appears to create a match made in heaven for these.
Despite Karius making his error during the Champions League final, Liverpool fans have not really been happy with him as their number one for a while. If they are to ganuinely challenge for the Premier League then it is an area they must improve on, and one they have clearly identified as something they would like to resolve this summer. The one stumbling block may be interest from Chelsea, which is also reported and then it would all boil down to who the player wanted to join the most out of these two Premier League teams. One thing in the favour of Liverpool is that they have Champions League football next season, whereas Chelsea don't.
Liverpool 5/1 to win the Premier League
Should Liverpool manage to land Alisson then their chances of success this coming season would greatly improve. They are currently 5/1 second favourites to lift the Premier League title behind Manchester City who are priced up at 20/33. If there is one Premier League team that can realistically challenge Manchester City then it appears to be Liverpool and by splashing over £60 million on a goalkeeper, it shows they certainly mean business.
Getting this deal over the line would be a huge boost for Liverpool, and we will see if they can do it in the coming days.