Klopp: ‘Alisson cheaper than Oblak…’

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the €72.5m deal with Roma for Alisson isn’t “crazy money” as Jan Oblak would cost €100m.

The Reds completed a deal for the Brazilian earlier this month, smashing the transfer record for a goalkeeper set by Gianluigi Buffon’s move to Juventus in 2001.

“Everybody thinks it’s a lot of money. It is a lot of money,” Klopp admitted to ESPN.

“But he could’ve left for crazy money. The clause for Oblak for example is €100m. And that’s it in this year where obviously a few things happen on the goalkeeper position.

“That’s part of the job, to try to bring the best players you can get.

“The goalkeeper market is different because it’s not each year that there is anybody available and stuff like that.

“We didn’t know exactly if Alisson is available or not, but from a specific moment we realized obviously he is available and that’s what the moment when we decided we want to go for him.”

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