Jurgen Klopp suggested that Liverpool have finished their summer spending after sealing a world record £65 million deal for Roma keeper Alisson.
So far this transfer window Liverpool have also spent £44m on Monaco midfielder Fabinho and £13m on winger Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke, as well as confirming the purchase of RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita for £48m.
Klopp’s comments indicate that the Merseysiders’ long-running £60m pursuit of Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir is at an end.
Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: ‘I don’t know. We will see.
‘We have everything we need for the next season, because I don’t think we will do anything more [in the market]. I’m pretty sure of that.’
Alisson flew in for a medical at Liverpool’s Melwood base today and signed a six-year deal before returning to Sardinia to finish his summer holiday.
Klopp revealed it didn’t take long for the owners to agree to the big-money move.
Alisson has now become the most expensive goalkeeper in history, smashing the £35m Manchester City paid Benfica for Ederson 12 months ago.
He was also adamant the price will not bring any further pressure on the Brazil international, who played all five games for his country at this summer’s World Cup.
Klopp said: ‘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.’
‘I think it’s something we have to do. He has nothing to do with the price, we have nothing to do with the price, it’s the market, that’s how it is and we will not think a lot about it.’