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Why Alisson Becker is the £67million gamble Liverpool could not afford to ignore



Liverpool did not waste any time upgrading their goalkeeping options in the summer, shelling out £67m to sign Alisson Becker from Roma in July.
Alisson had played against Liverpool twice with his former club in the Champions League semi-finals and he has been brought in to help the Reds win major honours.
With club football making way for this week’s international fixtures, now seems an opportune time to evaluate Alisson’s start at Anfield.
So, how has Alisson performed for his new club in the opening weeks of the season"
Why he was signed
How long have you got" Jurgen Klopp attempted to rectify his goalkeeping situation back in 2016 when he signed Loris Karius from his former club Mainz for just £4.7m.
Loris Karius has joined Besiktas on a two-year loan (Getty Images) Having been unconvinced by Simon Mignolet, Klopp wanted an additional ‘keeper and Karius was earmarked as the Belgian’s successor between the sticks.
Ultimately, neither could fully seize their opportunities to make the No.1 position their own and Karius’ disastrous display in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, left Klopp with little option but to make another change.
After establishing himself as first-choice for both Roma and Brazil last season, Alisson gained a reputation as one of Europe’s best goalkeepers and Klopp wasted little time in prizing him away from the Italian capital in the summer.
Best moment so far
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