It's widely acknowledged by Liverpool fans that they will not be able to challenge for the Premier League next season unless they sign a top-class goalkeeper.
Loris Karius showed in the Champions League final and against Tranmere earlier this week that he's too error prone to be number one.
His confidence has clearly taken a hit since making two costly errors in the defeat to Real Madrid and it remains to be seen if he'll ever recover.
And then there's Simon Mignolet and Danny Ward. The former has been linked with a move away from Liverpool while the latter is just not experienced enough.
Alisson is the answer and yet Jurgen Klopp has so far refused to meet AS Roma's demands of £70m.
But move fast the German must if he's still interested in Alisson after Roma's president, Monchi, said the clock is ticking on any potential move.
"The will to sell Alisson depends on Roma," he said at a recent press conference. "We always evaluate what comes in and decide for the good of Roma above all.
RUNNING OUT OF TIME
"I don't want to talk about replacements, because Alisson hasn't left. If that moment comes, we'll think about it.
"Is there a deadline? Everything has its time, if it's August 5 at 3am… Everything has its time."
Klopp isn't keen on spending £70m on a goalkeeper, which is fair enough, but that doesn't mean he can't make any bids just to test Roma's resilience.
So why hasn't the German made any offers recently? Well, it's safe to say the reason hasn't gone down well with Liverpool fans.
According to the Mirror's David Maddock, Klopp hasn't contacted Alisson's representatives or even made a bid for the Brazilian because of how impressed he's been by Ward.
It's well known that Klopp is prepared to give Ward a chance to become No.1, but the fact it's stopping him from bidding for Alisson altogether is a bit silly.
"The reason there's been no [Liverpool] bid for Alisson, or even contact over him or any other keeper: Klopp impressed by maturity of Danny Ward," wrote Maddock.
"[Klopp] believes he's shown outstanding form on pre-season return - which will win him extended chance to become No.1."
Very brave - or very stupid - from Klopp. As mentioned Liverpool fans aren't happy in the slightest and you can hardly blame them.
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