Friday's Liverpool transfer rumours: Nabil Fekir, Kylian Mbappe and Alisson
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Jul 22, 2018,
Jul 22, 2018, 1:12
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".
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.
Liverpool broke the transfer record for a goalkeeper when they signed Alisson for £65 million Credit Liverpool FC
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.