Liverpool prepared to smash goalkeeper world record for Alisson Becker

According to several well connected sources this afternoon, Liverpool are ready to obliterate the transfer record for a goalkeeper.

The reds are reported to have placed a total bid of just under €70M (£62M) for the services of AS Roma, and Brazil's, keeper Alisson Becker.

The previous transfer record for a goalkeeper (in Euros) is €51M for Gianluigi Buffon back in 2001, which was then worth a comparative £33M.

According to Rome based Il Messaggero, it is actually an increased bid from LFC.  The new offer consists of £53M up front with a potential £9M further based on bonuses.

Chelsea are a club also believed to be interested in the players services, with Thibaut Courtouis potentially making a move to Real Madrid after his World Cup performances.

The Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has been guarded about his plans for a new goalkeeper after Loris Karius' disappointing end to the season.  Simon Mignolet, who started last season as number 1 at Anfield, is also expected to move on this summer.

The goalkeeping curse of Loris Karius extended into the World Cup, with howlers from both David de Gea in the group stages and Hugo Lloris in the World Cup final also coming under the spotlight.  In a friendly game against Tranmere last week, Karius spilled the ball from a free kick which led to a goal for the League Two side.

According to several journalists based in continental Europe and the UK, Roma have yet to respond to the offer.

The 25 year old has made over 60 appearances for Roma since joining in 2016, as well as 31 caps for Brazil.  He was named in last season's UEFA Champions League squad of the season.

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