Liverpool FC have completed the signing of goalkeeper Alisson Becker from AS Roma.
Upon putting pen to paper, the Brazil international told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’m really happy, it’s a dream come true to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size that is used to always winning.
“In terms of my life and my career, it’s a huge step for me being part of this club and this family.
“You can be certain that I’ll give my all.”
Alisson, who began his career with Internacional in his homeland, was Brazil’s No.1 at the World Cup in Russia this summer.
Asked what had attracted him to Alisson Becker, Klopp said: “There was a world-class goalkeeper on the market, and the club gave us the opportunity to sign him – simple as that. Of course, for a long time it’s been clear that Alisson is a top class goalkeeper, but there was never a real chance to do it. This year there was the chance.”
Klopp dismissed suggestions his new No 1 could be weighed down by the pressure of the fee.
“He’s a very calm person,” the manager added. “It’s not his price, it’s not the price we want to pay, it’s only the price the market demands. That’s how it is, no problem with that.
“The size of the story is only outside [the club]. We don’t think about that. We know what everyone will say about this, but it’s not really important. We have now another wonderful player in our squad and that’s the only thing we are looking for.
“We have everything we need for the next season, because I don’t think we will do anything more [in the market]. I’m pretty sure of that.”
Klopp told the official website: “We are really happy to have him here now. His English is surprisingly good and he is a real personality.
“We got him here because of his existing strengths, which is in all goalkeeper departments the highest level. But of course he still has to adapt and age-wise he can improve, the best years are coming in the goalkeeper life, so it’s all good.”
The fee for Alisson Becker dwarfs the £34.7m that Manchester City paid for Ederson last summer and Juventus’ £32.6m investment in Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.