Liverpool face one major obstacle as they eye the transfer of Roma goalkeeper Alisson this summer, with Mohamed Salah’s move from the same club last summer a potential issue.
This is according to the Times, who claim the Reds are after the £80million-rated shot-stopper, but that the Italian giants are still bitter about losing Salah to the Merseysiders on the cheap last year.
The Egypt international moved from Roma to Liverpool for just £36.9m, says the Times, and of course went on to enjoy an absolutely stunning season.
Few could have seen it coming from Salah, but 44 goals, a Golden Boot and PFA Player of the Year win later and the 25-year-old is now regarded as being up there with the very best in the world.
£80m for Alisson would still be very good money for a goalkeeper, but the Times suggest Roma may charge a ‘Salah tax’ and up his price.
This certainly gives Liverpool a major disadvantage if other top clubs also show interest in the talented Brazil international, who could likely make the step up to most big teams in world football right now.