Hislop defends Liverpool FC’s decision to spend world record fee on Alisson
ESPN FC pundit Shaka Hislop defends Liverpool FC's decision to spend world record fee on Alisson Becker
Liverpool FC were right to spend a world record fee Alisson Becker, Shaka Hislop has claimed.
The Reds completed a deal to sign the South American shot stopper in a deal thought to be worth £67m in the current transfer window.
Liverpool FC are reported to have agreed to pay £57m up front as well as £9m in add ons to make Alisson the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.
The Merseyside outfit have already spent a world record £75m fee on Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk from Southampton back in January.
Van Dijk has already had a huge impact on Jurgen Klopp’s team after the 27-year-old helped Liverpool FC to reach the Champions League final.
Former West Ham goalkeeper Hislop believes Liverpool FC were right to pay whatever it took to sign Alisson.
“This has been a long time coming. He is exactly what Liverpool need,” Hislop told ESPN FC.
“Quite clearly they couldn’t carry on with Karius and Mignolet. They need a top rated goalkeeper between the sticks to challenge Man City and Man United.
“Those two clubs have theirs. Liverpool needed one. I think it is money well spent.”
Liverpool FC have signed Brazil international Fabinho in a £39m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in the current transfer window.
The Reds have also signed Guinea international Naby Keita in a £48m switch from RB Leipzig after the two clubs agreed a deal last summer.
Liverpool FC snapped up Swiss star Xherdan Shaqiri in a £13.5m deal from Stoke City.