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'I'm joining Liverpool!' - Comedian Alison Becker teases expectant Reds fans

20:06 BST 17/07/2018
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The television personality took advantage of news around her namesake's transfer future to dupe a few anxious Reds supporters

Comedian Alison Becker risked the wrath of nervous Liverpool fans on Tuesday as she revealed her supposed arrival at Anfield as the club's next goalkeeper. 

Liverpool and Roma are currently in talks with Brazil No. 1 Alisson Becker - that's two Ss, not one - over a move to Merseyside in the current window. 

The Reds are prepared to pay out up to £62 million ($82m) for Alisson, who over the past season has earned a reputation as one of the game's most promising shot-stopper. 

But while supporters anxiously wait for updates on the Brazilian's situation another Becker decided to have some fun. 

"Excited to announce that I will be joining Liverpool as a goalkeeper!" the former Parks & Recreation actress claimed on her Twitter page. 

The tweet quickly went viral as thousands of Reds fans passed on the news, despite it being quite clear that the New Jersey-born television personality was not in fact the hulking Novo Hamburgo native and World Cup participant. 

But while a fair few commenters were none too impressed by the joke, there was a general consensus they had been duped fair and square by their transfer target's namesake.