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Liverpool agree world record £66.9m fee for Alisson, medical set for Thursday

Liverpool agree world record £66.9m fee for Alisson, medical set for Thursday
By Eurosport

18/07/2018 at 19:12Updated 19/07/2018 at 05:43

Liverpool are on the verge of breaking the transfer record for a goalkeeper after agreeing a €75 million (£66.9m) fee with Roma for Alisson, according to multiple reports.

The Reds are now expected to hold talks with the Brazil international.

Liverpool are chasing a new stopper after Loris Karius’ double howler cost them in the Champions League final in May – although doctors later stated he had concussion – while he dropped another clanger in a preseason friendly with Tranmere last week.

Understudy Simon Mignolet is also no stranger to errors, with Jurgen Klopp ready to end the club’s defensive woes and add another reinforcement following last season’s acquisition of Virgil van Dijk – also a world record deal, for a defender, at £75m.

Allison kept three clean sheets as Brazil bowed out in the World Cup quarter-finals to Belgium.

Strangely, he only has one full season at the highest level under his belt at Roma – with Wojciech Scenczny preferred in goal in 2016-17 – while he leaked seven goals to Liverpool in their thrilling Champions League semi-final.

Should the deal go through, it would surpass the €52 million Juventus paid Parma for Gianluigi Buffon back in 2001.

On Wednesday evening it was reported that Alisson will undergo a medical with Liverpool on Thursday ahead of signing a six-year contract.