On Thursday, Liverpool announced the signing of Roma goalkeeper Alisson for an undisclosed fee. Although the Reds have not revealed the exact transfer fee paid, it is rumoured to be in the region of £66.8M, a world record for a goalkeeper. Here’s all you need to know about the Reds new shot stopper…
- The 6” 4’ goalkeeper was born in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil on 2 October 1992, making him 25-years-old.
- He started his career at Brazilian side Sport Club International, making his first-team debut in February 2013, aged 20. He went onto make 80 league appearances for the club before departing for Roma in July 2016 for approximately £7M.
- In his first full season at Roma, Alisson made just 15 appearances across all competitions spending the majority of the season as understudy to former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
- Throughout the 2017-18 season Alisson played in all but one of Roma’s Serie A fixtures, keeping 17 clean sheets in the process. He also played in all twelve of Roma’s Champions League matches as they reached the semi-final stage, before losing to Liverpool 7-6 on aggregate.
- Following on from Roma’s near Champions League success, Alisson was named in the 18-man Champions League Squad of the Season.
- In order to secure his services, Liverpool had to part with £66.8M which made Alisson the most expensive goalkeeper of all time. Prior to this, the highest transfer fee paid for a goalkeeper was £34.7M, made by Manchester City for Ederson.
- The 25-year-old has signed a six-year contract with the Reds.
- Has been capped 31 times for the Brazilian national team since making his debut in October 2015. He also featured in all five of Brazil’s World Cup fixtures, conceding three times.
- His older brother, Muriel, is also a goalkeeper who currently plays for Portuguese side Belenenses.
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