Liverpool Turn Attention to Premier League Goalkeeper

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The seemingly never-ending search for a new Liverpool goalkeeper has taken Jurgen Klopp into Lancashire, to Turf Moor claims 90min.

Nick Pope, currently with the England squad in Russia for the 2018 World Cup finals, is the surprise choice for the Reds after being linked with some of Europe’s elite goalkeepers.

The 26-year-old rightly earned plaudits when he broke into the Burnley first team last season after Tom Heaton, 32, suffered a dislocated shoulder in September 2017.

It’s reported the Reds are willing to pay £15m for the England man who was a central part of the Clarets defence. During his term between the sticks, Pope conceded just 35 goals in 35 appearances.

Replacing the error-prone pair of Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius is Klopp’s priority with intense speculation over the future of Roma’s Brazilian international, Alisson Becker, 25.

That ship seems to have sailed according to comments attributed to the Giallorossi president James Pallotta earlier today. Real Madrid are reportedly willing to pay €70m for the Brazilian and Pallotta declared a deal is close to being completed.

Across the city, there is little sign Atletico Madrid are prepared to let Jan Oblak leave without a fight. The Rojiblancos were quoting a fee of £88m, being the value of the 25-year-old’s release clause, to interested parties.