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Romano Claims This Liverpool Star Is Close To Penning A New Contract: Good Move For Both Parties?

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

In a recent edition of the Here We Go podcast, renowned Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claimed that Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker is close to penning a new contract (transcripted by Sports Mole). Romano said, “So Alisson is getting closer to signing a new contract with Liverpool. It will take some weeks, maybe months because of course with the timing for these kinds of things. But Alisson is getting really, really close to signing a contract with Liverpool.”

Alisson’s Sensational Season At Merseyside Recently

Alisson had another outstanding campaign with the Reds, even though it ended without a trophy this time around. The Brazilian deserves a lot of credit for showing grit when faced with adversity following his father’s death earlier this year. Despite making some uncharacteristic errors in the Premier League, he did well to come back from those mistakes with flying colours and even scored a memorable last-minute header against West Bromwich Albion to help Liverpool secure a top-three finish last season.

The 28-year-old featured in 42 matches for the Reds in the previous campaign, scoring one goal (I still can’t believe this part) and conceding 41 goals at the other end while securing 15 clean sheets in the process across all fronts.

The Brazilian sensation performed well to average 1.3 clearances and 3.2 long balls per game in the English top-flight. He even distributed the ball with a lot of conviction after making 84.6% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).

Liverpool's Alisson is close to penning a new contract (Alisson Becker is seen in the picture)
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Alisson Close To Penning A New Contract With Liverpool: Good Move For Everyone Involved?

Alisson has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in European football because of his ability to make some timely saves at the back using his excellent reflexes and football IQ. He can even sense the danger quickly and can come out of lines to clear the danger when needed.

The Brazilian talent is an excellent passer of the ball and can organise his defence quite well when defending the opposition’s set-pieces. Hence, it is no surprise that Alisson is in line to pen a new contract and get a well-deserved pay rise in the process following his excellent form for Liverpool towards the back end of last season.

At 28, the South American goalie is playing at his prime and could be Jurgen Klopp’s number one keeper for a long time. Hence, if Alisson signs a new deal, it will be a good move for both the player and the Merseyside club as they look to win some major silverware in the coming seasons.

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