Liverpool are finalising negotiations with goalkeeper Alisson Becker over a new long-term deal.
The 28-year old Brazilian joined the Anfield side from Roma in July 2018 for a fee of £67 million, which at the time was a world record fee for a goalkeeper until Chelsea exceeded it when they bought Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao in the same transfer window.
Alisson’s signature, along with that of Virgil van Dijk, are widely credited from turning Jurgen Klopp’s side from also rans into contenders for major honours.
He is already under contract with Liverpool until 2024, but now they want to recognise his importance to the club with an improved and extended deal. Reports suggest that the new deal will keep him at the club until 2026.
He has made 130 appearances for Liverpool, and, last season, scored a memorable goal when his last minute headed winner against West Brom helped keep their Champions League qualification hopes alive.
Fans subsequently voted it Liverpool’s Goal of the Season.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.