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DONE DEAL: Liverpool makes Roma’s Alisson world’s most expensive goalkeeper 

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It’s official – Liverpool have made Roma’s Alisson the world’s most expensive goalkeeper after signing him on a six-year deal.The Reds have not revealed how much they have paid for the Brazil number one but Roma said the deal is worth up to £66.8m (72.5m euros). 

Liverpool have finally bagged their man as they completed a world-record transfer deal for Alisson.Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards moved decisively to secure Alisson’s services this week after Roma’s asking price dropped and the 25-year-old made it clear that his heart was set on signing for the club.

At the same time, the ECHO’s LFC correspondent James Pearce and club reporter Ian Doyle have been at Ewood Park to bring us live updates and analysis as the Reds continued their preparations for the 2018/19 season against Blackburn Rovers.

It was a 2-0 win for the Reds against Blackburn Rovers. who have been promoted back to the Championship after finishing runners-up in League One last season.

Following games at Chester, Tranmere Rovers and Bury, this was Jurgen Klopp’s side’s final away game against lower division opposition from the North West before they embark on a trip to the USA to face his former club Borussia Dortmund and a couple of more high-profile regional rivals, Manchester City and Manchester United.

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Meanwhile, back at our St Paul’s Square base in Liverpool city centre, we had Chris Beesley and Joe Rimmer keeping us up-to-date with all the latest.

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