Liverpool held secret talks with the representatives of Roma star Alisson on Saturday to discuss a £61million move to the club.

The Reds scouted Alisson a number of times last season and Jurgen Klopp has identified him as a replacement for Loris Karius.

Karius’ future is up in the air after his calamitous performance in the Champions League final and Klopp wants the issue resolved before his side return for pre-season.

Alisson started in Brazil’s 2-0 win against Croatia at Anfield on Sunday and Globo Esporte claim Liverpool held talks with his agents the day before.