NewslettersSign inAPP
spainSPAINargentinaARGENTINAchileCHILEcolombiaCOLOMBIAusaUSAmexicoMEXICOperuPERUlatin usaLATIN USAamericaAMERICA


Liverpool sign goalkeeper Alisson for world-record fee

Liverpool signed Brazil's Alisson from AS Roma on Thursday for a world-record fee for a goalkeeper.

Alisson con el Liverpool.

Liverpool signed Brazil's Alisson from AS Roma on Thursday making him the most expensive goalkeeper ever in the process.

The Serie A side said Liverpool had agreed a deal worth up to €72.5 million for the 25-year-old, eclipsing the previous record of €53 million paid by Juventus for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.

Alisson made 37 league appearances for Roma last season and helped the club reach the Champions League semi-finals, where they were knocked out by Liverpool. Liverpool's necessity to buy a new goalkeeper was magnified during the Champions League final when Loris Karius made two costly mistakes. A concussion test carried out after the final proved the German had been suffering from a concussion but it hasn't stopped Jurgen Klopp pursuing Alisson.

The new Liverpool shot-stopper started all five games for Brazil at the World Cup in Russia where they bowed out in a quarter-final defeat by Belgium.

"I'm really happy, it's a dream come true to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size that is used to always winning," the Brazilian told Liverpool's official website.

"In terms of my life and my career, it's a huge step for me being part of this club and this family.

"You can be certain that I'll give my all."


To be able to comment you must be registered and logged in. Forgot password?