Liverpool’s pursuit of Roma goalkeeper Alisson has taken an encouraging turn, with the club reported to have held talks with his representatives.
Speculation over a move for Alisson has intensified following Loris Karius‘ disastrous showing in the Champions League final.
The Brazilian was already believed to be a target for Jurgen Klopp this summer, but he was previously claimed to be willing to persevere with Karius if the Reds were priced out of a deal.
However, with Karius committing two drastic errors in Kyiv the manager may have shifted his priorities.
According to Brazilian outlet UOL, Liverpool met with Alisson‘s representatives before he turned out for his national team in Sunday’s 2-0 friendly win over Croatia at Anfield.
The 25-year-old is claimed to have given consent for the meeting as he is pushing for a move away from Italy, with Roma valuing their ‘keeper at €70 million (£61.3 million).
His intention is to ensure clarity over his future before the World Cup, with Brazil set to take on Austria in their final warmup friendly in Leopoldstadt on June 10, before their opening clash of the tournament against Switzerland on June 17.
Alisson is likely to start as No. 1 in Russia, ahead of Man City stopper Ederson, and played the full 90 minutes in the weekend’s victory.
Interestingly, UOL add that Tite’s squad were given a day off around Liverpool after Saturday’s win, which may have provided further opportunity to discuss a deal.
The Reds have already sealed the signing of Alisson‘s compatriot, Fabinho, while Naby Keita is due to arrive from RB Leipzig on July 1 and Lyon’s Nabil Fekir is another priority target.