The 25-year-old (1.91m) stands slightly taller than Lloris Karius (1.89m), and while he would have to adjust to the demands of English football, his showings for Roma and Brazil have indicated that he is not afraid of engaging his opponent.
According to the same story, the Reds will face competition from their Premier League rivals Chelsea FC to sign the 26-year-old before the start of the new Premier League season.
Klopp found himself forced to defend the German after he made another blunder as Liverpool edged out Tranmere in last Tuesday's friendly.
Liverpool have launched a world-record bid for Roma goalkeeper Alisson.
The Blues are in the market for another goalkeeper amid intense speculation linking Thibaut Courtois with a move to Real Madrid and Alisson has been identified as a possible replacement for the Belgian worldwide.
The Champions League winners have held talks with Chelsea over a move for Courtois, who has just one year left on his contract - the Blues are willing to sell this summer rather than risk losing him on a free in 12 months time.
The Roma stopper had a distribution accuracy of 83% per 90 last term, a clear upgrade on both Karius (72%) and Simon Mignolet (75%) respectively - and he even registered an assist in Serie A last term.
Alisson has been Jurgen Klopp's number one target all summer.