Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson has admitted that the ongoing transfer link with Liverpool makes him happy. The 25-year-old has caught the eye of several elite clubs after impressing for AS Roma this term and the shot-stopper is undecided where his future would lie beyond this summer’s transfer window.
In an exclusive interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Alisson revealed his delight to be associated with Liverpool whilst refusing to rule out a possible exit from the Giallorossi, he said: “I do not know what will happen. It is logical that interest makes me happy. I say it's not just a question of needing. I know my value - not in terms of money, but as a player - I know what I bring to the team. But I think only of the present. What will happen next, we leave it for later.”
Loris Karius has been Liverpool’s number one during the second half of the current campaign but reports suggest that the Reds are keen on a new shot-stopper, who can reduce the number of errors between the sticks. Alisson, for now, is the Reds’ prime candidate for the role but Liverpool may have to spend at least £52m in order to prize him away from Roma this summer.
Apart from a goalkeeper, the Reds may also pursue another central defender in their ranks to accompany Virgil van Dijk. The Dutchman has improved on the Reds’ defensive showing since his mid-season arrival but there remains the need for an additional centre-back who can maintain his consistency over the course of the season.
Liverpool recently booked their place in the Champions League final after beating Roma across two legs and they can now focus on their Premier League campaign prior to their European final in Kyiv. The Reds are currently six points ahead of Chelsea, having played an extra game more, and they need to avoid a defeat at Stamford Bridge this weekend in order to assure themselves of a top-four spot.