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£66.8m to solve Liverpool’s long standing problem – Title aspirations has never made more sense



It just has to be the Liverpool way, doesn’t it? We never do anything straightforward any more. The latest saga to hit the Reds is Alisson of AS Roma.

We have finally signed Alisson for £66.8m despite claims coming over the last week or so that Jurgen Klopp would stick with current goalkeepers Loris Karius and Danny Ward.

In fact, the German was reportedly going to give Ward time to stake a claim for the No.1 spot in the team but he has now joined Leicester City.

We did face competition from Chelsea for the Brazilian but this would be great news for all involved as we have lacked a quality keeper for years.

More importantly, getting a world-class, and possibly one of the best keepers at the moment, would instantly fill our huge hole in the back and make us, dare I say it, proper competitors for the Premier League and more.

Yes, yes, many of us will claim that the players aren’t ready yet and we have been close before and such claims have been made earlier too but this does feel special.

This transfer market has been incredible for us with the likes of Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri coming in.

We still have the chance to sign Nabil Fekir before the end of the window and well, we have also ensured that some of our top players such as Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino have signed new deals that at least provides some protection from the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Jurgen Klopp has done a wonderful job when it comes to changing our style of play and the two things we need to reduce are the goalkeeping errors and the defensive errors at the back.

While Virgil van Dijk certainly helped the side shut up shop better last season, the additions of Fabinho and Keita should help us to cut out the threat from the opposition midfield and reduce the number of chances they create.

The midfield does have a huge role to play in cutting our errors from the defence and an in-form Dejan Lovren is also good news after his fantastic World Cup.

However, the problem with the goalkeeper, more often than not, is that he is all alone and has not always been able to count on the defence to help out.

While we will not refer to the two Champions League errors from Karius, the German does have a habit of letting in goals which many would claim as savable.

Karius is a good shot stopper but he needs to be more consistent and taking him out of the firing line next season would be the smartest thing to do.

As for Alisson, he might have conceded a mammoth 5 goals when we faced AS Roma at Anfield but that was due to our incredible attack and well, a rather average Roma defence that capitulated faster than a tower of Jenga blocks.

The Brazilian is better than Ederson as he was played as the No.1 for Brazil at the World Cup. That is a huge remark on the quality of Alisson and if we have confidence at the back, there is no doubt we can win more games or at least lose fewer ones t0 have a real go at the title.

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Now that Alisson has signed, we would have quality all around the park and if we can get Nabil Fekir in too, there is no doubt that we can go hard for the Premier League title this season.

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