Liverpool’s hunt for a new goalkeeper remains in progress after an apparent step back in their pursuit of Roma’s Alisson.
The Reds are set to turn their attention elsewhere after being put off by the Brazilian’s reported £80m valuation, with Real Madrid having seemingly entered pole position for his signature.
Alisson made a lasting impression in his first full season as starter in Rome, claiming a place as his nation’s no.1 ahead of Manchester City’s Ederson.
Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha is the latest name to drift onto the club’s radar and could be subject to contact from Liverpool if reports from Italian publication Il Messaggero are to be taken seriously.
The Albanian remains something of an unknown commodity, with his alleged €30million asking-price hinting at a significant step down from the proven talent of Alisson.
He also remains relatively inexperienced at the age of just 23-years-old, presenting him as a risky acquisition in consideration of how difficult the transition to English football can be for goalkeepers in particular.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have also been linked with Jasper Cillessen amid speculation he could be on his way out of Barcelona.
Reports on Merseyside have also reverted to the strong possibility of Jurgen Klopp sensationally putting his faith in Loris Karius and Danny Ward as his two goalkeepers heading into the new season.
An interesting link surrounding Strakosha comes in the form of Lazio’s reported interest in Liverpool prospect Marko Grujic and the consequent suggestions of the two deals being related.
With Alisson supposedly out of the picture, prepare for a barrage of ‘new targets’.