Liverpool FC consider move to sign 28-year-old as Alisson alternative

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The German shot stopper made two mistakes in a 3-1 loss to Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Champions League showpiece.

The Reds have been heavily linked with a summer move for the Roma goalkeeper, who came up against Firmino in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Sky Sports News understands Liverpool attempted to sign Alisson earlier in the season and Firmino believes the 25-year-old would be a good addition to Jurgen Klopp's squad.

The Roma goalkeeper was named in Brazil's 23-man squad for the World Cup and is working alongside Reds forward Firmino in the build-up to Russian Federation.

Chelsea are keeping tabs on a potential move for Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain with the Argentian claiming that the Premier League "fascinates me a lot".

"But he's deciding with his agent".

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Firmino says he wishes Fred well at United, but said the rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United precludes him from wishing Fred too well.

"We spoke a bit more about how the city was, about the infrastructure of the club, the city and we also spoke about the coaches and how they do their work", he said.

Firmino signed a new five-year deal with Liverpool at the end of April, and his affinity with the club is as vital as his contributions as Klopp's unique No. 9.

Inevitably, Firmino was asked about the chances of the goalkeeper moving to Anfield over the summer while speaking to the media at a press conference and revealed he hoped the transfer could be agreed.

If he can play a role in any deal to bring Alisson to Anfield, his popularity would only increase.

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