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Alisson has become the latest Liverpool player to sign a new long-term contract with the club after extending his stay until 2027.
Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper, widely recognised as one of the finest in the world, signed a new six-year deal on Wednesday at the club’s pre-season training camp in Evian. He follows Trent Alexander-Arnold and Fabinho, who in recent days have signed four and five-year contracts respectively, in committing his long-term future to Jürgen Klopp’s side.
Alisson, signed for £65m from Roma in 2018, said: “I think I didn’t waste too much time to think about that. It’s something we just built in those last three years, the confidence, the trust that I have in the club and the club has in myself.
“Me and my family, we are really happy here. My kids are settled in England, in a different country, but they are growing up in that way. So we are really happy. I’m really glad that I can keep going on with my work here, doing a good job here. I’m really happy to make this decision – that is not hard for me.” The Brazil international has helped Liverpool win the Premier League, Champions League and Club World Cup since his arrival three years ago and believes there is more to come.
The 28-year-old added: “We have to set goals and we have to set them high – winning everything that we are playing for, the Champions League, Premier League, the cups, everything. I think we can start from there. But obviously winning depends on what we will put on the pitch, what we will give on the pitch and we have to give 100% at least. If we can push harder, we will go.”
Liverpool, who have also handed new contracts to Adrián, Caoimhín Kelleher and Harvey Elliott this summer, continue their pre-season preparations with two hour-long friendlies against Bologna on Thursday. Thiago Alcântara will miss the games with a minor injury. “Thiago came here with a slight issue,” said Klopp. “He has three weeks off and the slight issue is still [there], which he was feeling. We don’t take any risks.”