Jurgen Klopp has netted Brazilian and Roma goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, who is the fourth signing for the Reds this summer.
The South American goalie traveled to England on a private jet and completed his medical with the Merseyside club on Wednesday before signing a six-year contract with the club.
The 25-year-old Brazilian is now the most expensive goalie in history of the football after signing for a fee of £65million. The deal surpasses the £34.7 million contract between Manchester City and Ederson in 2017.
Liverpool will initially pay £56million with a further £9m in add-ons and bonuses. Alisson’s former club Internacional will receive £2.2m.
The Brazil international follows Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri who were earlier signed by the Reds.
The player told Liverpool’s official website:
“I’m really happy, it’s a dream come true to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size that is used to always winning. In terms of my life and my career, it’s a huge step for me being part of this club and this family. You can be certain that I’ll give my all.”
Alisson was capped by Brazil for 31 times and was part of the national team that saw action in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He played in all matches until Brazil was sent off by Belgium in the quarter-finals. He also made 49 appearances for the Italian club last season, having been signed since July 2016 from Internacional.
Liverpool’s decision to acquire the Brazilian shot-stopper will take the Premier League club’s spending to about £180 million this summer.