Liverpool sign goalkeeper Alisson for world record fee

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool signed Brazil’s Alisson from AS Roma on Thursday for a world-record fee for a goalkeeper.

The Serie A side said Liverpool had agreed a deal worth up to 72.5 million euros ($84 million) for the 25-year-old, eclipsing the previous record of 53 million euros paid by Juventus for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.

Alisson made 37 league appearances for Roma last season and helped the club reach the Champions League semi-finals, where they were knocked out by Liverpool.

He started all five games for Brazil at the World Cup in Russia where they bowed out in a quarter-final defeat by Belgium.