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Liverpool legend questions Jurgen Klopp’s decision to break the transfer record



Graeme Souness believes that there will be questions about Liverpool’s new goalkeeper Alisson, as the Reds bought him for a hefty fee from AS Roma this season.

The former Liverpool star also has doubts about Alisson’s time in Italy, where he was fighting with Wojciech Szczesny to be Roma’s No.1

Souness wrote in his column for the Times (h/t Metro):

“A goalkeeper was clearly a priority and Liverpool have broken the world record for that position by signing Alisson from Roma for £67m.

“He played in Brazil and Portugal, then was initially kept out of the Roma team by Wojciech Szczesny, who found English football difficult at Arsenal.

“So he’s not coming with 300-400 games at the highest level under his belt and, despite the fee, there has to be a question mark against him.”

Alisson should replace Loris Karius between the sticks this season. The German made a couple of mistakes in the Champions League final last season and was not at his best during pre-season too. In comparison, Alisson maintained a clean sheet in his first game, which was a 5-0 win over Napoli.

The German’s time at Anfield has featured a number of errors, such as the ones in the 4-3 loss to Bournemouth a couple of seasons ago. And Karius has not looked confident even after being the No.1 for the latter half of last season.

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The Telegraph also reported that Jurgen Klopp is looking to sell both Karius and Simon Mignolet before the start of the season.