Liverpool make £62m bid for Alisson
Liverpool have launched a £62m bid for Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, according to the Liverpool Echo.
If the deal goes ahead it would be a world record fee for a keeper.
The Reds have offered £53m up front, with a further £9m of performance-related add-ons.
Roma are thought to value the Brazil international at £66m, but are considering Liverpool’s bid.
The Premier League side are said to be confident of getting the deal over the line.
Alisson, aged 25, was Brazil’s first-choice goalkeeper at the recent World Cup in Russia, ahead of Manchester City’s Ederson.
He is reportedly Reds boss Jurgen Klopp’s top target as he seeks a long-term solution to the longstanding goalkeeping dilemma at Anfield.
Klopp has given both Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet spells as his no.1, but both have made high-profile mistakes.
Alisson started his career in his homeland with Internacional. He has spent the past two seasons at Roma.