Alisson is world class, says Liverpool Manager

Jurgen Klopp is thrilled to have completed a “world-class goalkeeper” in the shape of Brazil international Alisson.

Alisson underwent a medical and penned a long-term contract on Merseyside on Thursday in a £67m world-record deal for a goalkeeper.

Speaking after Liverpool’s 2-0 pre-season win at Blackburn, Klopp told Sky Sports: “I saw him today for the first time live and in colour at Melwood.

“We’ve had talks over the last few days and that’s good. We didn’t sign him because he is good looking and a nice fella and his English is good and all that stuff – we signed him obviously because he is a world-class goalkeeper.

“We are really happy that the club gave us the opportunity to do so.”

Alisson’s Anfield arrival appears to have signalled Danny Ward’s departure from Liverpool, with Sky sources indicating the Wales international is closing in on a £10m switch to Leicester.

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