Perhaps the World Cup has played a part too as there were a number of exceptional goalkeeping performances, particularly from Courtois and Schmeichel, as the former won the tournament's Golden Glove award. He has nothing to do with the price, we have nothing to do with the price.
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. We have everything we need for the next season, because I don't think we will do anything more [in the market].
He said: 'Alisson, it's great to see your success.
Initially a back-up to his brother, Muriel, Alisson made his senior debut in February 2013.
Chelsea were also linked with Alisson who began his career with Internacional before moving to Roma two years ago. Earlier in the day, Roma confirmed that the keeper is to leave the side, with a world record fee for a goalkeeper agreed with Premier League team Liverpool.
"I saw him today for the first time live and in colour at Melwood", he said to Sky Sports News".
Liverpool were the only club to score against him in the Champions League at the Stadio Olimpico last season, striking twice in a 4-2 semifinal defeat but progressing to the final.
Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, has an £80 million release clause in his latest contract.
The deal, believed to be worth £68M, smashes the world record for a goalkeeper in football.
The United custodian registered nine more saves than Alisson (who made 107 stops), meanwhile. From one end of the M62 to the other, three friends from Monaco now find themselves bickering, playfully, about the impending race for the Premier League title. Karius and Mignolet's save percentages, by contrast, were a more modest 68.9% and 61.0% respectively. Although, obviously, keeping the goals out rather than banging them in.
Given what has happened in recent months - primarily Liverpool's aggressive and ambitious recruiting since they reached the Champions League final - the indications are that Liverpool versus Manchester City will have a significant bearing on who becomes champions.