Time for Liverpool to move on from Roma goalkeeper Alisson

Liverpool should no longer focus on trying to sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson, and instead focus on other targets.

What’s the word?

Since the transfer window opened, the Merseyside outfit have been linked with a handful of shot-stoppers around Europe.

Current number one Loris Karius did not cover himself in glory during the Champions League final last month.

The German made two huge blunders that led to goals in the Reds’ 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev.

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Roma keeper Alisson has cropped up in the gossip pages plenty of times whenever Liverpool’s hunt for a new stopper has been mentioned.

However, the likelihood of a deal being struck seems far away, particularly now that Real Madrid and Chelsea have been touted as potential suitors.

Why should Liverpool give up?

There is no doubt that manager Jurgen Klopp needs a new man in between the sticks.

However, there are various obstacles in the way with regards to getting a deal struck for Alisson.

One seems to be the price, with Mundo Deportivo reporting earlier this month that Roma are holding out for a fee in the region of £70m.

Another is the fact that the Italian outfit sold their best player in Mohamed Salah to Liverpool last summer, so it is unlikely that they will be easily persuaded to part with another key player.

It is also worth taking into consideration that, even though Alisson is on the verge of world-class quality, there is a danger that he has been overhyped.

The 25-year-old has been in goal for Brazil during the World Cup and he has had a few shaky moments.

The 26-cap stopper is certainly an upgrade on Karius, but the hassle of getting a deal done should cause Liverpool to reconsider.