Jurgen Klopp’s priority in the transfer market this coming summer will be recruiting an elite goalkeeper, reports the Times.
Paul Joyce claims that there’s now an understanding among the backroom staff that neither Simon Mignolet or Loris Karius are up to scratch, with the latter making a mistake on Sunday having taken the Belgian’s spot between the sticks.
Liverpool fans though could have told Klopp this at the end of 2016, of course, when Karius had endured a succession of shocking performances.
For us, Klopp’s failure to buy a new keeper has been one of his blindspots, so the fact it’s going to be addressed, albeit belatedly, is positive.
Joyce reckons Roma’s Alisson will be a top target, which excites us greatly.
The Brazilian has shone in Serie A and is a great sweeper, with footballing ability, as well as being a top shot-stopper.
If he proves unattainable, we’d encourage LFC to match Jan Oblak’s release clause. He’ll cost a whopping £90m, but at 25-years-old, he could keep our net for the next decade.