The Bundesliga has emerged as the latest stopping point in Liverpool’s scouting mission for a new goalkeeper.
If the daily dose of rumours are to be believed, Jurgen Klopp is scaling European football in the search for a Loris Karius replacement following the German’s damning Champions League final.
A prolonged look in Italy saw Alisson surface as a long-term target, only for the Reds to recently loosen their interest in light of his £80million valuation.
Unless Klopp opts to revive his pursuit, Real Madrid look set to land the Brazilian no.1 having supposedly already agreed personal terms.
Liverpool are now considering Werder Bremen’s Jiri Pavlenka, according to German outlet Bild.
Liverpool looking at Werder Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka according to @SPORTBILD
— Mark Lovell (@LovellLowdown) June 19, 2018
Pavlenka finished the 2017/2018 season with 10 clean sheets in 38 appearances across all competitions as Bremen finished 11th in the Bundesliga.
The 26-year-old has been hailed as his side’s ‘gloved guardian angel’ by the German media courtesy of his stunning reflex saves over his maiden season at the club.
He has also been likened to fellow countryman Petr Cech on the basis of his six-foot-four-inches presence, stretching saves and imposing stature in one-on-one scenarios.
Having spent just one season in Germany, however, he threatens the kind of tough transition to English football that Karius experienced upon his arrival.
Burnley’s Nick Pope has also recently emerged as an £18million target, with Liverpool reportedly intensifying their interest in the Englishman.
Pavlenka is the latest and certainly not the last goalkeeper to be linked with an Anfield switch this summer.