Friday's Liverpool transfer rumours: Nabil Fekir, Kylian Mbappe and Alisson

"The 25-year-old signed a long-term contract with the Reds after undergoing a medical and completing the formalities of his switch at (training centre) Melwood today", said the Liverpool website.

Jurgen Klopp is on to something special, there are no two ways about it, and that's exactly what convinced Alisson to join from AS Roma.

Liverpool have finally ended their search for a top class goalkeeper, and while Roma may have beaten them in the race to announce the deal, all that matters is that Alisson Becker now calls Anfield "home". "It's the market, that's how it is and we will not think a lot about it".

De Gea and Nick Pope were the only Premier League goalkeepers with a better "expected goals (xG) prevented" total than Alisson, who saved a net total of eight shots that he was expected to concede.

The fee for Alisson dwarfs the £34.7 million that Manchester City paid for Ederson last summer and Juventus' £32.6 million investment in Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.

Roma's sporting director Monchi has stressed selling Alisson "would not show a lack of ambition" as he confirmed the player was in Liverpool on Thursday.

Jurgen Klopp has said the increasing demands of global football have to stop or clubs will be "collecting the bones" of players throughout the season.

Alisson after signing a new contract for Liverpool FC at Melwood Training Ground
Liverpool broke the transfer record for a goalkeeper when they signed Alisson for £65 million Credit Liverpool FC

Liverpool will not move for Nabil Fekir in this transfer window, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Alisson will be hoping to produce solid performances at the back for Liverpool FC next season as he bids to help the Reds challenge for the Premier League title. Lets think about next year and he'll be with us, which is fantastic.

I'm really happy with our signings to be honest, so now let's use the last few weeks to be as good as possible. "At times, I'm too much of a fan".

Chelsea was also linked with Alisson, who began his career with Internacional before moving to Roma two years ago. "We have an excellent manager".

"I watched and followed Liverpool last season because the way they played was very exciting - their quick transitions, the counter-attacking, the way they played from the defence to the opposition net".

"That has made me really excited to be part of this group".

Ward has only made three first-team appearances for Liverpool since signing for them in January 2012, spending the 2016/17 season on loan with Huddersfield and helping them secure promotion to the Premier League.

  • Rosalie Stanley