LFC set for crunch talks over deal for £67m star; most important move this summer

Liverpool are reportedly set to hold talks to extends Alisson Becker’s contract with his current deal set to expire in 2023 after an iconic end to the season from the Brazilian.

The Reds signed Ali from AS Roma for what was a record £67M fee for a goalkeeper at the time and he has since won the Champions League and Premier League and was pivotal in Liverpool achieving a top-four finish this season.

The emotions that must have been coursing through the goalkeeper when he scored that header against West Brom are probably too intense to put into words even though he did his best.

Following the game, he told Sky Sports: “Football is my life…I hope my father was there to see it with God on his side celebrating.”

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Alisson Becker of Liverpool is congratulated on scoring the winning goal by Mohamed Salah, Thiago Alcantara and Roberto Firmino during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns on May 16, 2021 in West Bromwich, England.
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – MAY 16: Alisson Becker of Liverpool is congratulated on scoring the winning goal by Mohamed Salah, Thiago Alcantara and Roberto Firmino during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns on May 16, 2021 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

BBC Sport now reports that Liverpool are set to hold contract talks with Alisson over an extension to his current deal that expires in 2023 after he signed a five-year deal in 2018.

A two-year extension is likely and given the importance of a world-class goalkeeper in any championship-winning side, securing his long-term future might be the smartest business the club will get done this summer.

His amazing save on Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik in the Champions League in the 18/19 season, his countless stops in the 19/20 season and his goal this season are just a few of his best moments for the Reds.

The best thing about Alisson is that you can see just how much he loves the club and that he feels honoured to play at Anfield.

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Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker hugs Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp after the final whistle of the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich, central England, on May 16, 2021. (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Following the tragic passing of his father this year, it’s heartwarming to think about how much a new contract might mean to the Brazilian and his family.

As this club’s famous anthem states, “at the end of a storm, there’s a golden sky and the sweet silver song of a lark.”

You’ll Never Walk Alone isn’t just a song we sing at games, it’s a mantra. It’s something that Liverpool fans all the world over embody and Alisson is the latest Liverpool player to  suffer hardship only to be rewarded for his persistence.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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