The comedian’s tweet quickly went viral, with some fans believing the goalkeeper had signed
Liverpool supporters were amusingly pranked by American comedian Alison Becker on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
The Reds are searching for a new goalkeeper and they have now agreed a remarkable £67million fee for Roma and Brazil man Alisson Becker.
And while fans were constantly checking the internet to find out the latest updates on Tuesday before a deal had been agreed, the 41-year-old comedian decided to tease the club’s supporters by joking on Twitter: ‘Excited to announce that I will be joining Liverpool as a goalkeeper.’
Liverpool are closing in on a £67million move for Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker
American comedian Alison Becker pranked fans by saying she had signed for Liverpool
Alison posted the tweet after getting 300 new followers, who thought she was the Roma man
Alison’s tweet was in response to her getting 300 new followers, who thought she was the Roma shot-stopper.
And as you could expect, the tweet quickly went viral and caught some fans off guard, with the minority believing they had finally got their big signing. Very clever from the American.
One Liverpool Twitter user wrote: ‘You had me for a second’, before another user replied: ‘what makes it better is that she’s verified.’
Another social media user admitted: ‘I fell for it for a second. Would have worked if you changed the pic.’
This Liverpool supporter wrote on Twitter that he briefly believed the American comedian
This social media user admitted Alison’s verified account made the joke much better
This supporter claimed the American’s joke would have worked if she changed her picture
Some other football jokingly wrote: ‘Wait until Alisson makes a mistake’, alongside three laughing emoji’s.
It appeared that the comedian’s verified Twitter account left some fans red-faced, as another football supporter admitted: ‘That blue tick killed me’.
Liverpool fans will be desperate to see their club wrap up a deal for the 25-year-old Brazilian as they look to find a replacement for Loris Karius, who produced two nightmare errors in their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.
And one fan made this reference in their reply to the American’s tweet, claiming: ‘Probably better than Karius to be honest love’.
Another Twitter user claimed the ‘blue tick killed me’ following her prank tweet
Meanwhile, this fan jokingly said that Alison is ‘probably better than’ Loris Karius