Liverpool Move Early to Solve Goalkeeping Crisis


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Jurgen Klopp is ready to take Liverpool to the next level by bringing in a new goalkeeper, reports Sky Sports.

His target remains 26-year-old Alisson of AS Roma. The Reds tried to land the Brazil international last summer and re-opened talks with a view to striking an early deal for a transfer after the World Cup finals.

Simon Mignolet, 29, and Loris Karius, 24, are proving habitually error-prone and are widely held as a major blockage to Liverpool launching a genuine bid for the Premier League title.

Having spent £75m on 26-year-old Virgil Van Dijk, Klopp is addressing Liverpool’s much-criticised defence and finding a reliable goalkeeper is the next step.

A fee of £62m is being touted for Alisson, with Roma keen to cash in on his burgeoning talent and the expectation that he will be recognised as one of the finest goalkeepers in the world in future years.

The Giallorossi haven’t given up hope of the Brazilian remaining in the Eternal City but are aware that both Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain kept tabs on their custodian earlier this season.

A new deal would let the Italians insert a new release clause to give them a stronger hand in negotiations as they seek to cash in on their prized asset.