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Alisson in Liverpool Ahead of Medical

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The freshly minted World’s Most Expensive Goalkeeper™ is expected to be officially announced in the next 24-48 hours.

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Lesson learned: better to play with Mo Salah than against him.
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Good morning, and welcome to #AlissonDay. The Brazilian shot stopper, who was considered a “must have” in December, then a “touch expensive” in April, then a “really must have” since the Champions League final, is finally on the brink of making the move to Merseyside.

Despite false photos of Alisson circulating last night (dating back to his last big move to Roma two years ago) The Echo understands that the goalkeeper arrived in Liverpool last night to complete the medical. He is expected to be announced in the next 24-48 hours.

“Yeah, yeah” I hear you saying. “I don’t believe nothin’ ‘til I see the lean.” I get it. We’ve all been through this very recently during the Nabil Fekir transfer saga (one which increasingly looks like it will not be resurrected).

But Alisson is not Fekir. The former does not have a history of major knee injuries, and both clubs are not working under the pressure of wrapping up a deal before the World Cup. All signs point to this one getting done today or tomorrow.

In fact, Alisson has even gone as far to say “grazie” to the Roma faithful.

“I want say thanks to AS Roma fans. Now it’s time for a new adventure,” he said to Goal.com.

However, there is bad news for those hoping to see the imminent new signing during the pre-season tour in the US: Alisson is unlikely to participate. Like all players who have been involved with their World Cup squads, Alisson will take a couple of more weeks of recovery time.

This is all to say, “Well. We’re waiting.” And he’s already in Liverpool, so no need to track planes, you crazy bastards.