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Liverpool sign goalkeeper Alisson Becker in world-record deal

The 25 year old during warm up in the World Cup. Photo: Fotoarena/ PA

Liverpool have completed the world-record signing of goalkeeper Alisson Becker on a six year contract.

It's understood that the Reds have agreed to pay £56 million up front, with a possible £9 million extra.

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This smashes the existing record fee for a goalkeeper, which was the £35 million paid by Manchester City paid for Ederson.

Alisson told Liverpoolfc.com: "I'm really happy, it's a dream come true to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size that is used to always winning.

In terms of my life and my career, it's a huge step for me being part of this club and this family.

You can be certain that I'll give my all.

– Alisson Becker
Credit: Fotoarena/ PA

Alisson started all five of Brazil's matches and kept three clean sheets at the World Cup.

Jurgen Klopp believes he has secured the services of one of the game's top keepers.

"At one point in the last few weeks it came up, the opportunity to sign one of the world's best goalkeepers - then it's not a long thought, to be honest, it's only that you need to have a little talk with the owners! They were quite excited, so we did it.

"The full package is just good."