“Until they get a keeper of decent quality they won't challenge the top sides."
These were the pertinent words of Jamie Carragher following Liverpool’s 3-3 draw away at Arsenal last month.
The Reds legend has just watched Simon Mignolet produce yet another unconvincing display and echoed what most of his fellow Liverpool supporters were saying that evening.
Loris Karius has replaced the Belgian shot-stopper over recent weeks but doubts persist over his reliability.
Jurgen Klopp has at least decided that the former Germany Under-21 international will be his first-choice keeper for the time being, telling reporters last week: "He's the number one now. Loris needs to deliver and he knows that."
Liverpool fans want Alisson
Many Liverpool fans, however, are still hoping that Klopp sees sense and signs a top-class keeper either this month (which seems unlikely now, given the transfer window closes next week) or in the summer.
On top of the wish-list of most Liverpool supporters is AS Roma’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
The 25-year-old, who has prevented Manchester City’s number one Ederson from adding to his one Brazil cap over the past 12 months, has been in magnificent form this season.
And he produced arguably his best performance of the season for Roma in their 1-1 draw away at Inter on Sunday night.
The three stunning moments Alisson produced v Inter
There were three moments, in particular, that had Liverpool fans salivating at the prospect of signing the South American keeper.
There was this stunning finger-tip save to deny Mauro Icardi…
This dribble around the same player…
And he even registered an assist…
What Liverpool fans have been tweeting about Alisson
Here’s what Liverpool fans have been tweeting about Alisson…
Video: Alisson's highlights v Inter
Meanwhile, a short video of his individual highlights from the match has been posted on Twitter and you can watch it here…
Liverpool fans: would Alisson be the perfect summer signing? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
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