Liverpool sign AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson for world record fee

Alisson kept 17 clean sheets in 37 Serie A appearances for Roma last season and helped the club reach the Champions League semi-finals where they were knocked out by Liverpool

Liverpool have finally ended their search for a top class goalkeeper, and while Roma may have beaten them in the race to announce the deal, all that matters is that Alisson Becker now calls Anfield "home".

Revealing the Anfield atmosphere during Liverpool's thrilling 5-2 Champions League semi-final first leg win over Roma had helped make up his mind, Alisson said: "That game definitely did have an influence but I also watched other games".

New Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson paid tribute to his former club Roma after securing a world-record transfer to the Premier League, adamant the Serie A side will always hold a special place in his heart.

Alisson began his career at Internacional in his homeland of Brazil.

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Liverpool brought Salah to Anfield in June a year ago for $49 million, and the Egyptian star is said to have sent a text message to Allison during the negotiations asking, 'What are you waiting for?'

Klopp added: "His English is surprisingly good and he is a real personality". They were quite excited, so we did it.

He will take over for Loris Karius, who had been Liverpool's No. 1 last season. "It's the market, that's how it is and we will not think a lot about it".

"I think it's something we have to do", the effervescent German told Liverpool's official website. The league is different, the refs are different, the goalkeeper life is different in the Premier League.

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Klopp said: "I don't want to get too football political but if they don't stop with these games‚ they are now making it the Nations League to make it more important - then all these players who played at the World Cup have to go there again (in September)".

When asked if last season's game at Anfield in the Champions League played a part in him leaving Italy, the Brazil global said: "In part it did influence the decision, yes". With Fantasy managers only allowed a maximum of three players from one club, and the likes of Robertson, van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to factor into our thoughts, Alisson faces a tough task to worm his way into our FPL squads.

Those five players are shared between two clubs, Liverpool and Manchester City with the Reds also buying Virgil van Dijk for £75m in January, while the reigning Premier League champions brought in Kyle Walker, Aymeric Laporte and Benjamin Mendy for big fees.

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Mourinho claimed he was unsure whether there would be further incomings to Old Trafford before the 2018-19 season gets underway in less than four weeks' time.

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