There is no question that Liverpool will try to bolster their goalkeeping depth during the upcoming transfer window, as the mistakes from Lorius Karius during the UEFA Champions League final won’t be easily forgotten.
Several names have been mentioned as potential alternatives for The Reds, but one that has been gaining a lot of traction of late is none other than Thomas Strakosha. According to a report from MARCA, the Anfield side is keen to make an approach for the 23-year-old shot-stopper, who has been with Lazio since 2012.
Strakosha is several years away from hitting his prime and while he is not amongst the elite goalkeepers in Europe, he is certainly on the rise and has seen his role grow at a rapid rate in the past two years.
Born in Greece but playing for Albania as a full international, Strakosha has all the momentum in the world to become a top goalkeeper sooner than later. He is inspired by both Manuel Neuer and Gianluigi Buffon, and seems to make the jump to a more competitive team after shining over the past year in the Italian Serie A.
Strakosha started all 38 contests for Lazio this past season, allowing 49 goals but also keeping 11 clean sheets to his name. He also featured in 10 Europa League matches and four Coppa Italia games.