Resurgence in Karius form means Alisson deal is less urgent for Liverpool

As reported by The Daily Mail, Roma have ruled out the sale of goalkeeper Alisson this summer despite interest from the likes of Liverpool.

What’s the story?

Alisson has been consistently linked with a move to Anfield throughout the season after impressive form for the Serie A giants, but it appears any switch to the English Premier League will not be taking place this summer.

The Daily Mail report that the Italian club have ruled out selling him at the end of the season with club president James Pallotta refusing to entertain the idea.

Rated at £40.5m by Transfermarkt, he would attract a healthy fee should they decide to sell, but it appears his value between the sticks for Roma is more important than his monetary value.

Is he needed?

Just a couple of months ago, almost every Liverpool supporter would tell you that the goalkeeper position was a huge priority in the summer transfer window.

However, with Loris Karius showing excellent improvement in that time, it now appears to be less urgent they bring in an expensive number one at the end of the season. The German goalkeeper has kept six clean sheets in his last 10 appearances.

Just 24 years of age, Karius has plenty of potential to progress further and perhaps it’s not the wisest of choices to divert significant resources into a position that is not quite at crisis stage right now.

If the right shot-stopper, like Alisson, becomes available then it may be a different story, but they can afford to wait for the right man to come along rather than chase potential replacements.