Published: Sat, July 21, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Alisson's stats have been compared to his rival Premier League goalkeepers

Alisson's stats have been compared to his rival Premier League goalkeepers

Liverpool signed Brazil global Alisson from AS Roma on Thursday, smashing the world record for a goalkeeper in a deal worth up to £65 million (S$115.56m).

And the atmosphere generated inside Anfield on the night Liverpool beat Roma in their Champions League semi-final played a part in convincing him to join the club this summer.

Alisson said the move was a "dream come true" and revealed Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who he used to play with at Roma, had sent him a message before he completed the move to Anfield. "They play the World Cup, then the Nations League, next summer is the final of the Nations League which is really insane", Klopp told reporters.

He will take over for Loris Karius, who had been Liverpool's No. 1 last season.

That is why the most expensive goalkeepers have remained so far behind the most expensive outfield players.

The 25-year-old Alisson is set to become the most expensive goalkeeper in history, his fee eclipsing the $62 million Juventus paid to Parma in 2001 for Gianluigi Buffon and the $46 million Ederson cost Manchester City from Benfica last summer.

Alisson made 109 saves at a rate of 79.3% - so a rate just slightly below De Gea. "The owners were quite excited, so we did it".

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The chase was a stroll in the park for as the runs were knocked off in only 40.1 overs courtesy Rohit's (137 no off 114 balls). James Vince , called up in place of the injured Jason Roy cut the first ball of England´s reply, from Kumar for four.

"I think it's something we have to do", he said, per the Telegraph. "We met again in the game when we were up against each other [in the Champions League in April]", Alisson added.

Now, Alisson has revealed that he was in constant contact with his Brazil team-mate Firmino ahead of his transfer to Liverpool FC this week.

There was a world-class goalkeeper on the market, and the club gave us the opportunity to sign him.

Jose Mourinho has received rare backing from a fellow Premier League manager following his recent complaints over the limited amount of time to work with his squad ahead of the 2018-19 season.

Not only are the two compatriots, they now have the best passing stats of all the top six 'keepers, with Ederson completing 78.9% of his passes to Alisson's 85.3%.

And, on the mistakes, while none leading to goals is a great starting point, as the recent World Cup has shown: all great goalkeepers will make one sooner or later.

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