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Liverpool: Reds make £22.5m bid for Ugurcan Cakir

Liverpool: Reds make £22.5m bid for Ugurcan Cakir - Liverpool News

As per Ali Celikler, Liverpool have made a bid worth €25m (£22.5m) for Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir.

The journalist says that the Reds have already made an offer to Trabzonspor, his current club, as they look to find a back-up option for Alisson Becker.

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However, Celikler also added that Cakir wants to be the first-choice shot-stopper should he make a move to another side, which is unlikely to happen should he transfer to Anfield and therefore scupper any potential deal.

Alisson is undoubtedly Jurgen Klopp’s number one choice at Anfield. After all, he won the Yachine Trophy last year, given to the best goalkeeper in Europe, and no-one has managed a better save percentage than his 80.4% so far this term in the Premier League.

Beyond him, though, there are plenty of doubts. Adrian, who arrived on a free transfer last summer, had initially proven himself to be a rather astute back-up – for example, he helped the Reds win the UEFA Super Cup with his save from Tammy Abraham in the penalty shoot-out against Chelsea – but his mistake against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League effectively cost them progression to next round, whilst he also made a big mistake against the Blues in the League Cup.

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Cakir, though, has been in impressive form in Turkey. His 77.1% save percentage ratio in the Super Lig is the fourth-best in the whole division, whilst only Silvio Lung Jr. (88) has made more than his 84 saves. The 24-year-old has also picked up two caps for Turkey.

By the sounds of it, it would depend on whether he would be willing to play back-up to Alisson, but the chance to feature for the European champions may well be too good to turn down. By signing Cakir, Michael Edwards would be able to solve one of Jurgen Klopp’s real problem positions.

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