Fresh report claims Liverpool just £4.5m away from agreeing deal for Alisson

Brazil's goalkeeper Alisson takes part in a training session at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on June 2, 2018, ahead their International friendly football match against Croatia. (Photo by...

Liverpool appear to be closing in on Roma goalkeeper Alisson.

Alisson Becker of AS Roma fails to stop Roberto Firmino of Liverpool (not pictured) as he scores his sides fifth goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between...

According to Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, Liverpool have now offered €70million (£62million) for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, with the clubs getting closer to a move.

The Reds have already snapped up Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, whilst Naby Keita has arrived from RB Leipzig having agreed a move back in 2017, with Jurgen Klopp's side appearing strong.

However, one major problem for Liverpool is between the sticks, as Loris Karius has continued to struggle in pre-season after his nightmare showing in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Many fans want a new goalkeeper, and Liverpool have been heavily linked with Roma star Alisson this summer, though a move appeared to be going cold over the finances needed for a deal.

Now, Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Liverpool have offered a deal of €70million (£62million) for Alisson, and they are just €5million (£4.5million) away from meeting Roma's demands.

An agreement is therefore close, and Liverpool have pushed ahead of Chelsea in the race for the Brazilian's signature, with Alisson seemingly nearing a move to Anfield to replace Karius as Klopp's first choice.

Brazil's goalkeeper Alisson takes part in a training session at Anfield stadium in Liverpool on June 2, 2018, ahead their International friendly football match against Croatia. (Photo by...

Alisson, 25, has starred for Roma since his 2016 move from Internacional in Brazil, becoming one of the few world-class goalkeepers around whilst also starting every World Cup game for Brazil ahead of Manchester City's Ederson.

With Roma identifying Robin Olsen or Alphonse Areola as potential replacements, everything seems to be pointing to Alisson joining Liverpool, and that would be another key piece in Klopp's jigsaw for the new Premier League season, and the £66.5million needed to sign him would be a new world-record fee for a goalkeeper.

Roma's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson looks on before the Italian Serie A football match AS Roma vs Juventus at the Olympic stadium on May 13, 2018 in Rome. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE

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