Liverpool have agreed a deal in the region of £66.8m for Roma goalkeeper Alisson.
Alisson is destined to become the most expensive goalkeeper in the Premier League, beating Manchester City’s Ederson Moraes who cost the League reigning champions 40m Euros last summer.
The Reds are now expected to hold personal talks with the 25-year-old Brazil international, who has been at Roma for the last two years. He featured in 37 Serie A games last season and also played all five games for Brazil at the just concluded World Cup in Russia, keeping three clean sheets in the process before bowing out at the quarter-final stage at the hands of Belgium.
Alisson started his career at Brazilian side Internacional.
The agreed fee of 70m euros would also overtake the current world record transfer for a goalkeeper of 53m Euros paid by Juventus to Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.
According to BBC Sport, “Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was forced to defend” Loris Karius following a catastrophic mistake in a preseason friendly against Tranmere last week.
The 25-years-old “spilled a free-kick that allowed the hosts to score in Liverpool's 3-2 win at Prenton Park”. This comes after the German goalkeeper is also blamed for two goals that Liverpool conceded in their 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.