Roma goalkeeper Alisson reportedly closing in on move to Liverpool

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Heading to Liverpool: Alisson

Liverpool are closing in on a world-record deal for Roma goalkeeper Alisson.

Press Association Sport understands the Reds have agreed to meet Roma’s valuation of 75 millions euros (approximately £67million) for the first-choice Brazil international.

The current record transfer in pounds for a goalkeeper is the £35million paid to Benfica by Manchester City for Alisson’s compatriot Ederson last summer, while the highest price in euros was Gianluigi Buffon’s 53 million move to Juventus back in 2001.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given public backing to Loris Karius following his calamitous Champions League final performance but has made signing a goalkeeper a priority.

The club are not prepared to say anything publicly until the deal is completed and as yet no medical has been arranged, with the possibility remaining that another club could match Liverpool’s offer.

Chelsea have also been linked with the 25-year-old, who began his career with Internacional before moving to Roma two years ago.

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Kylian Mbappe's final goal was the most tweeted moment of the World Cup

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France star Kylian Mbappe‘s goal in the World Cup final against Croatia was the most tweeted moment of the tournament, according to statistics released by Twitter.

Mbappe’s strike, France’s fourth in a 4-2 win, generated the most tweets per minute of any moment in the tournament, with Philippe Coutinho’s goal in extra time during Brazil’s match against Costa Rica in second place.

South Korea’s surprise 2-0 defeat of Germany landed at number three.

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Watch: Robert Pires says former teammate Thierry Henry is ready to take on managerial role

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Thierry Henry is eager to become a football manager.

Thierry Henry has quit his job as a Sky Sports analyst to pursue a career as a football manager, and his former teammate Robert Pires believes the Frenchman is ready to be at the helm of a club.

Pires, who played alongside Henry at Arsenal and on the France national team, spoke glowingly about his fellow 1998 World Cup winner, who has been an assistant coach for Belgium since 2006.

“I think Thierry is ready to be a manager, because he loves football, he’s passionate. With Belgium, it was a great experience because he worked one month for Roberto Martinez and I think he learned a lot,” Pires said.

See what else Pires had to say on Henry’s coaching credentials in the video below.

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