Alisson signs on with Liverpool

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Liverpool FC has confirmed that it has completed the signing of Brazilian keeper Alisson Becker from AS Roma for a 67-million-pound ($87.2-million) transfer fee, a world record for a goalkeeper.

It remains to be seen if Alisson has any problems adapting to English football, but on paper, it's very easy to see why Liverpool have sanctioned such a mammoth transfer.

He started all five games for Brazil at the World Cup in Russian Federation where they bowed out with a quarter-final defeat by Belgium.

"I'm anxious because I'm not training (with everyone) and then I go to the Premier League without lots of players, but it is what it is and we have to try and make the best out of it with the players we have here".

It is notable that each of these three deals for more defence-minded players considerably exceed the £36m spent to bring last season's top scorer Mohamed Salah to Anfield from Roma last summer.

"Yesterday, he sent me a text message saying: 'Hey, what are you waiting for?' As the negotiations were at an advanced stage, I replied to him straight away saying: 'Calm down, I'm on my way!'".

And now, Liverpool have gone a step further and put up a statement by breaking the bank to sign highly-rated Brazilian #1.

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"Then it's not a long thought, to be honest, it's only that you need to have a little talk with the owners!" One look at the record books and we sure have quite a team. "It's the market, that's how it is and we will not think a lot about it". We were not too bad a year ago but we had to improve and we tried that on the transfer market.

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.

"It's a really tough thing to deal with and in the future we have to change it".

For several seasons, Premier League fans of all clubs have suggested that Man United might be worse off were it not for De Gea's heroics; well, Alisson essentially matched him save-for-save last term, per goal conceded and base total.

"The full package is just good", he told the club's official website.

The 25-year-old also admitted the atmosphere inside Anfield when Liverpool beat Roma 5-2 in the first leg of last season's Champions League semi-final played a part in him moving to Merseyside.

"That game definitely did have an influence but I also watched other games".