Alisson Becker held the record for the highest fee paid for a goalkeeper in the world at 66.8 million pounds, for just 20 days, before being surpassed by Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, who arrived at Stamford Bridge for a higher world-record fee of 71 million pounds this summer.
Liverpool in recent years have had to endured horrible goalkeeping since the departure of world-class Pepe Reina from the club.
Although Klopp’s squad boasted of a powerful trident attack, a commanding midfield, and an equally capable defence last summer, they came short in the goalkeeping department.
And it became more evident that they desperately needed a replacement after Loris Karius blunders in the Champions League finals and pre-season friendlies.
With the arrival of Brazilian Alisson Becker to the club, the Reds may yet be on a good course to a thrilling campaign this summer and have been tipped as strong contenders for the Premier League trophy.
It was unlikely they could afford to sign Alisson from Roma this summer, after they had previous submitted bids for the shot-stopper rejected by the Giallorossi.
Giallorossi president James Pallotta however, explained it was a difficult situation, one where he had no choice but to sell the World Cup star.
Pallotta told Roma’s YouTube channel : “I think Alisson’s not an easy one. People outside think you have choices and a lot of the time you don’t so you just try to make the best of it.
“It’s not an easy thing – there’s a lot of thought that goes into that kind of stuff and a lot of the time, you’ve just got no choice.