Roberto Firmino admits trying to convince Alisson to join Liverpool

Roberto Firmino of Liverpoeol evades Gareth Bale of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev,...

Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing the Roma ace.

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...

Liverpool star Roberto Firmino spoke to reporters last night, and admitted that he has tried to convince his international teammate Alisson Becker to join the Jürgen Klopp revolution at Anfield on more than one occasion, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

The Reds are long-term admirers of the Roma stopper, according to Sky Sports, and are desperate to sign him before the new Premier League season begins.

Alisson Becker of AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg between AS Roma and FC Barcelona  at Stadio Olimpico on April 10, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

Sky Italia claim that the Serie A outfit value the Brazil international at €100 million (£87.8 million), however, and it is unclear as to whether Liverpool are prepared to stretch to that amount.

Firmino admitted that he would love to see the 25-year-old goalkeeper move to Merseyside this summer, when speaking to reporters, sharing how he has tried to convince his Brazil teammate to make the switch to Anfield, as quoted by the Daily Mail:

Emre Can of Liverpool and teammate Roberto Firmino confront referee Neil Swarbrick  after some confrontation with Harry Maguire of Leicester City after Liverpool's first goal during the...

"Every once in a while I give him a pinch to come to Liverpool to help us and such, but it’s with his agents. It would not hurt if he came to Liverpool."

Liverpool are expected to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title next season, and if they do manage to bring Alisson into the club, they will surely be in a great position from which to do just that.

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