The Reds secured him during the summer transfer window
Liverpool were expected to strengthen the squad this summer and Jurgen Klopp issued a a statement of intent by bolstering his squad during the transfer window by completing 4 summer signings.
The Reds secured the signings of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig, Fabinho from Monaco, Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City and the latest Alisson Becker from Roma.
The Anfield outfit prioritized the signing of a goalkeeper this summer after both Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius both were deemed not fit to be the club’s first choice goalkeeper.
The Brazil international moved from Roma for £65 million, nearly double the £34.7 million it cost Manchester City to snare Ederson the season before. He became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, which was later broken by Chelsea when they signed Kepa.
He joined the Italian side from Inter Milan in the summer of 2016, signing a 5 year contract. He spent the majority of that season as understudy to Polish international Wojciech Szczęsny, managing to make only 15 appearances in all competitions.
It has been a meteoric rise for the Brazilian who did not play a single game in Serie A in the 2016-2017 campaign before taking over as the undisputed No.1 last term.
The 25 year enjoyed a breakthrough season at Stadio Olimpico last term, starring as the Serie A giants made it to the Champions League semi-finals, where they were beaten by Liverpool and a third-placed finish in Serie A.
Alisson’s former boss Eusebio Di Francesco has hailed him as the world’s best goalkeeper and admitted that they will struggle to find the stability without him.
“Choices were made, linked in with many situations,” Di Francesco told a press conference as quoted by Goal.
“It’s not easy to replace Alisson, who is perhaps the best goalkeeper in the world. Robin proved his quality at the World Cup, he is ready and he will start on Sunday.
Many clubs below us in the table have reinforced, but generally all of Serie A has strengthened. We’ll see as time goes on if Roma have improved.
“Some important players left, others arrived, and I am overall satisfied. There is still time to sell some players abroad, as there are many of us.”