Liverpool at risk of losing to Real Madrid again, but this time in chase for Alisson

Real Madrid could make a bid for Liverpool target Alisson as Roma plan to resist offers until after the World Cup, according to The Guardian.

What’s the word?

The rumour mill has churned out many stories regarding Liverpool’s apparent hunt for a new goalkeeper.

Following Loris Karius’s blunder-filled performance in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev, the speculation has intensified.

Alisson has regularly been a name associated with the Reds, and now according to The Guardian, Liverpool could face a battle to sign the shot-stopper.

The report claims that Roma are planning to knock back any offers tabled for the Brazilian until after the World Cup.

In addition, Real Madrid could also launch a move for the 25-year-old, who has been capped 23 times by his country.

Should Liverpool embark on a bidding war?

The Guardian claims that Roma want around £79m for their shot-stopper.

It is unclear whether Liverpool would be willing to match that figure, but Roma could end up taking advantage if both the Reds and Los Blancos make their interest known.

Signing a goalkeeper should be at the top of Jurgen Klopp’s list, but they do not want the Alisson pursuit to drag all the way through the summer window.

If possible, any deal for a new shot-stopper should be sorted as quickly as possible so that they can get a full pre-season with the team.

Alisson certainly meets the criteria that Liverpool need, but they should continue keeping an eye on other targets.