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I can think of 62 million reasons why Liverpool have ended their interest in Alisson but Loris Karius having played a couple of good games in a row is not one of them.
Liverpool have been rotating their two goalkeepers all season with Simon Mignolet given the league games and Loris Karius the Champions League games, only recently has reds manager Jurgen Klopp decided to stick with just the one after putting his trust in his fellow German.
Neither keeper has really proven themselves to be deserving of holding onto the number 1 jersey for the foreseeable future, albeit Karius has shown in his last few games that he should be at least be given the chance to challenge for it.
Alisson has been a long term target for the club, they even had an approach knocked back in January, but with Roma already feeling hard done by over the Mohamed Salah fee any chance of Liverpool getting him on the cheap were dashed with the Italian club demanding over £60m.
That his twice the current World record fee for a keeper, beating the £30m Manchester City spent bringing Alisson’s Brazilian compatriot Ederson to the Etihad.
The Reds may be flush with cash after the sale to Coutinho to Barcelona, however considering their previous outlay of £4m for Karius & £9m for Mignolet it would seem unrealistic that they would splash out such a huge sum on Alisson.
Of course we can’t discount the chances of this being a very clever bluff from the Anfield club, they did similar last summer when dealing with Roma for Salah leaking that if Roma would not drop their asking price they would look at Gelson Martins instead.
Whether Liverpool bring in Alisson or not with Simon Mignolet set to leave the club after 5 seasons the club will be on the look out for a new keeper this summer.