The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been calling for their club to open up the chequebook and bring Burnley’s impressive number one, Nick Pope, to Anfield. The English ‘keeper played a pivotal role in Burnley’s Premier League season and, without him, the club would not be playing European football next season.
Rumours in recent days have been linking Nick Pope to Liverpool
Would you take the Burnley shot-stopper at Anfield, Reds? pic.twitter.com/FEPjZMZHc4
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 20 June 2018
Liverpool fans are all in agreement that they desperately need to recruit a goalkeeper this summer. The club have been getting by with both Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius, although the dodgy pairing have more than a few blunders up their sleeves. Jurgen Klopp has been linked with signing both Alisson from Roma and Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid this summer, but the answer to issues between the sticks could be closer to home.
Burnley’s Nick Pope came into this season with little hope of playing senior football for the club. Tom Heaton was the Clarets’ number one and it wasn’t until he got injured that Pope was given a chance. When that chance came the 26-year-old took it with both hands and now he’s residing in England’s training camp in Russia as part of Gareth Southgate’s squad after taking full advantage of his chance at Turf Moor.
Considering his form for Burnley last season, it’s no surprise that our local Reds’ are calling for Pope’s signature…
His stats last season are a good indication of his potential, especially with a solid defence in front of him where he will be challenged less. You don't have to spend loads for quality, look at Robbo! We shouldnt throw £££ if other options are proven in the PL. If Klopp wants..
— Chris Pybus (@ChrisPybus) June 20, 2018
Karius makes Nick Pope look like Neuer. So yes, i'd take him.
— Beerdy (@Beerdy_) June 20, 2018
Absolutely – said it all year. His stats all season were outrageous but seemed to go unnoticed.
— Declan Moran (@DeclanMoran81) June 20, 2018
Big yes…we can't demand that we should sign messi… honestly he is worth signing..no problem if we get great defendersaddition and deepth sqaud
— Tsewang (@Tsewang82602645) June 20, 2018
To right I would. Great keeper in the making but he’s English which will count against him. Know a lad that went thro the system with him, exemplary character and attitude and a bloody good stopper.
— Bruubaaker (@bruubaaker) June 20, 2018
Yes. He’s just as good as an overseas player and fans should give him a chance.
— Billy Mc Elligott (@billymce) June 21, 2018
100% he's quality
— Sam (@SamStevens1997) June 20, 2018
As you can see, the Kopites in the Tavern would love to see a young English ‘keeper like Pope at the club.