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Roberto Firmino urges Alisson to join Liverpool

Image: Roberto Firmino and Alisson faced each other in the Champions League last season

Roberto Firmino says Brazil team-mate Alisson would be a welcome signing at Liverpool and admits the pair have joked with each other about playing together at Anfield.

The Reds have been heavily linked with a summer move for the Roma goalkeeper, who came up against Firmino in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Sky Sports News understands Liverpool attempted to sign Alisson earlier in the season and Firmino believes the 25-year-old would be a good addition to Jurgen Klopp's squad.

Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring his Liverpool's second goal
Image: Firmino would welcome Alisson at LIverpool

"Sometimes I talk to him about it and have a joke with him, saying 'you should come to Liverpool'," said Firmino.

"His agent is sorting his future but it wouldn't be a bad thing to have him here at Liverpool."

Firmino is likely to be playing against another Brazilian team-mate in Fred next season after the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder agreed a deal to join Manchester United this week.

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"He's is in the next room to me, he is my next rival but I congratulated him and I hope he has a lot of success playing at Manchester United," said Firmino.

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"Now on the pitch it's a derby, we won't be able to avoid playing against each other but I wish him great success."

Image: Fred (left) and Firmino are set to play against each other in the Premier League next season

Firmino, Alisson and Fred have all been included in the Brazil squad for the upcoming World Cup in Russia.

The five-time winners face Austria in their final warm-up match on Sunday before they take on Switzerland in their opening Group E game on June 17.

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