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Alisson agent already gave clear transfer verdict as Liverpool set for 'monster' Saudi offer

Alisson Becker looks on during Liverpool's game against Wolves in May
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Interest from Saudi Arabia is nothing new for Liverpool. The Reds have had to deal with the growing influence from the Middle East over the past year as some of the club’s biggest names have been targeted.

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Fabinho and Jordan Henderson both made the move to the Gulf state last summer, joining Roberto Firmino following the expiry of his Anfield contract. Meanwhile, Liverpool had to bat away a mammoth $191m (£150m/€176m) bid from Al-Ittihad for Mohamed Salah toward the end of the window.

More Saudi interest is expected to arrive for Salah over the next few months as the Egyptian enters the final year of his contract at Anfield. It seems he’s not the only player being targeted for a move to the Pro League though.

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The Daily Mail has suggested Joe Gomez could be the subject of interest from Saudi clubs. Meanwhile, Alisson Becker could reportedly be the subject of a ‘monster offer’.

According to TeamTalk, the Brazilian is ‘the chosen one’ as the Pro League looks to attract a top-level goalkeeper. Alisson is said to want to stay in Europe, although he is supposedly ‘yet to fully reject’ a move to Saudi Arabia.

Hi agent though may have already done the work for him. Responding to reports linking him with a move back to Brazilian side Internacional in March, Ze Maria left no uncertainty over his client’s future.

Speaking to Revista Colorada, he said: "There's nothing. There was no contact. At this moment, it is impossible.”

Alisson himself has indicated he doesn’t have any plans to move on from Anfield this summer. Speaking after Jurgen Klopp’s final game in charge of the club last month, the goalkeeper said: "Now we have a huge challenge in front of us. Change of manager, we don't know too much about him but I'm sure he'll work a lot to put his mentality across."

Liverpool.com says: Liverpool surely cannot even be considering allowing Alisson to leave. Losing the best goalkeeper in the world would be a terrible way to start a new era at Anfield.

For Alisson’s part, it’s hard to see what benefits a move to Saudi Arabia would hold, bar an increase in wages. At 31, he’s still at the top of his game for a goalkeeper, and he will be back in the Champions League with Liverpool next season, which would surely also help his prospects of beating Ederson to the number one spot with Brazil.