Liverpool FC edge ahead of Real Madrid in race to sign 25-year-old – report

Liverpool FC have looked to open contract negotiations with AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, according to a report

AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker Photo: Alisson Becker / Instagram

Liverpool FC have stolen a march on Real Madrid after the Reds opened contract negotiations with Alisson Becker over a potential move to Anfield, according to a report.

Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that Liverpool FC officials have contacted Alisson’s representatives to start preliminary discussions about a contract.

The same article states that neither Liverpool FC or Real Madrid have tabled an official bid but the Merseyside outfit hope to capitalise on the current managerial situation at Real Madrid.

Los Blancos appointed Julen Lopetegui as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement earlier this week amid controversial circumstances after Spain sacked the head coach a mere three days before the start of the World Cup.

According to the same report, Liverpool FC are desperate to convince Alisson to move to the Merseyside outfit before Real Madrid step up their interest in the Brazil number one this summer.

The Reds are thought to be in the market to sign a top goalkeeper in the 2018 summer transfer window following Loris Karius’ horror show in Kiev.

The German shot stopper made two mistakes in Liverpool FC’s 3-1 loss to La Liga side Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

Liverpool FC have been regularly linked with a move to sign Alisson over the past few months after his impressive performances in Serie A.

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