Liverpool might be tempted to make a move for a goalkeeper.
Alisson is currently injured and is facing as many as six weeks on the sidelines due to a shoulder injury sustained in training.
Adrian was forced to deputise against Aston Villa at the weekend and it’s fair to say it didn’t exactly go to plan.
The Reds were absolutely thrashed at Villa Park, losing 7-2 in a game that featured perhaps the craziest scoreline in Premier League history.
Adrian was poor last season too, making a pivotal mistake in the defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
And it seems the Reds already have one eye on the future when it comes to their goalkeeping situation.
The club have signed Marcelo Pitaluga from Fluminese, a player who is a Brazil U17 international.
Alisson’s brother, Muriel, has played with Pitaluga at the Brazilian club and he is said to have recommended his signing to the current Reds No.1.
Alisson was even sent to train with Fluminese in order to cast his eye over Pitaluga and the Reds have now struck a deal for the U17 World Cup winner.
He will train with the club’s first-team, but will also play for the club’s youth teams as the season progresses.
GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…
This seems like a remarkable swoop for Liverpool.
Pitaluga is a proper, fully-fledged U17 international, and he has won the World Cup.
That he is coming straight into the first-teams squad to train and prove his worth shows just how highly-rated he is.
Per The Daily Mail, they have paid under £2m for him.
Should he thrive, it’s a bargain; should he flop but play first-team football, they are almost guaranteed to make a profit.
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