Liverpool FC handed boost in race to sign top 25-year-old goalkeeper – report

Liverpool FC have been handed a possible transfer boost in their bid to sign AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson, according to a report in Italy

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Liverpool FC have been handed encouragement in the race to sign Alisson as AS Roma look to find a long-term replacement for the Brazilian shot stopper, according to a report in Italy.

Italian website GianlucaDiMarzio.com, as quoted by The Sun, is reporting that the Italian giants are monitoring Malmo’s 19-year-old goalkeeper Marko Johansson ahead of the summer transfer window.

The same story suggests that Johansson’s representatives have held discussions with the Serie A club in Italy this month over a potential move to Rome after he impressed on loan at Trelleborg.

According to the same article, Liverpool FC have identified Alisson as the ideal candidate to solve their long-term problems in goal despite his hefty price tag of £62m.

Indeed, AS Roma would be loathe to lose the 25-year-old shot stopper who has been described by the Italian club’s sporting director Monchi as the “Lionel Messi of goalkeepers”.

Liverpool FC made Virgil van Dijk the most expensive defender in the world after the Reds signed the Netherlands international in a club record deal in a £75m deal from Southampton in the January transfer window.

The Reds have stuck with Loris Karius in goal over the past couple of months at Anfield.

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