Alisson, who becomes the most expensive goalkeeper in football history, will be reunited with former Roma teammate Salah, and revealed the Egypt worldwide urged him to join. "In terms of my life and my career, it's a huge step for me being part of this club and this family".
The new Liverpool shot-stopper started all five games for Brazil at the World Cup in Russian Federation where they bowed out in a quarter-final defeat by Belgium. He played with the Seleção at this year's World Cup where his team lost in the quarterfinals.
Liverpool were the only club to score against him in the Champions League at the Stadio Olimpico last season, striking twice in a 4-2 semifinal defeat but progressing to the final.
Since 2001, the world record transfer of a goalkeeper had been set by Gianluigi Buffon's £32.6m move from Parma to Juventus until previous year. "Then it's not a long thought, to be honest, it's only that you need to have a little talk with the owners".
Jurgen Klopp is thrilled to have signed a "world-class goalkeeper" in the shape of Brazil global Alisson. One look at the record books and we sure have quite a team.
Liverpool make huge bid for Alisson
Earlier today, multiple reports confirmed that Liverpool have submitted a bid for Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker . Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that the Brazilian goalkeeper is closing in on a move from Roma to Liverpool .
The duo played together at AS Roma during the 2016/17 season before the Egypt global moved to Liverpool last summer. "It will happen a lot in the next few weeks I guess and that's it, so we are really happy to have him here now". We met again in the game when we were up against each other [in the Champions League in April],' Alisson told the club's official website.
Virgil van Dijk became the world's most expensive defender when he joined Liverpool from Southampton for $99 million (NZD $147 million) in January. Alisson's save percentage of 79.3%, the best in Serie A, was only bettered by de Gea among first-choice Premier League goalkeepers last season.
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.
Liverpool's defence markedly improved last season, conceding the fewest amount of goals (38) in a single campaign since 2009/10.