Soccer News: Alisson signs a long-term contract with Liverpool

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Alisson became the latest Liverpool star to pledge his future at the Anfield club.

The Reds announced a “new long-term contract” for their goalkeeper on Wednesday, with the deal expected to run until June 2027.

Alisson joined Trent Alexander-Arnold and Fabinho in drafting an extension ahead of the new Premier League season.

“I think I didn’t waste too much time thinking about it,” the Brazilian international told Liverpool’s official website.

It’s something we’ve just built over those past three years, the confidence, the confidence that I have in the club and the club has in myself.

“My family and I are really happy here. My children have settled in England, in another country, but they are growing up that way. So, we are really happy.

“I’m really happy to be able to continue with my work here, doing a good job here. So, I’m really happy to make this decision, it’s not difficult for me. “

The 28-year-old joined Liverpool from Roma in 2018 and won the Champions League in his first season in England.

The Reds followed that success by ending a 30-year wait for a national crown with the 2019-20 Premier League triumph.

Since his signing, Alisson has played exactly 100 times in the Premier League and has kept 44 goalless goals, fewer only than Manchester City goalkeeper and international teammate Ederson.

Among the goalkeepers with 50 or more appearances in the competition during this period, Hugo Lloris (74.7) is the only one with a better save rate than Alisson’s 73.6.

The Liverpool star also memorably scored a late win at West Brom last season that kept the drive for his side’s Champions League qualification but now has higher ambitions.

“We have to set goals and we have to set them high: win everything we’re playing [for], Champions League, Premier League, cups, everything, “he said.” I think we can start from there.

But obviously winning depends on what we play, what we give on the pitch and we have to give at least 100%. If we can push harder, we’ll do it. “

Liverpool’s 69 points last season was the fifth lowest total for a reigning Premier League champion, but only City (32), Chelsea (36) and Arsenal (39) conceded fewer goals than the Reds (42). ), who faced numerous defensive injuries.

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