The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern were left frustrated over the weekend when their side conceded yet another goal due to a goalkeeping error. The Reds have had a problem between the sticks for a number of years now – with neither Loris Karius or Simon Mignolet able to solve the issue.
Over the weekend, Leroy Sane was able to sneak the ball past Karius at the near-post in a finish that has largely been attributed to a mistake from German goalkeeper Karius after Klopp decided to give him a chance from the start. Though Liverpool were still able to win the game, the goal gave Man City a route back into the fixture – and that’s something that the Reds need to start avoiding if they are to become a European force once again.
Fortunately, it appears as though Jurgen Klopp is a man with a plan. According to the Times, Klopp ‘will’ finally solve his goalkeeping problem this summer, with the German planning to recruit at the end of the season. A number of options are reportedly being considered including Alisson, of AS Roma, and Atletico Madrid man Jan Oblak.
Liverpool clearly have a problem between the sticks, and both Alisson and Oblak would be strong choices as they look to improve that situation.
Alisson has impressed in Italy, with his fantastic shot-stopping and aerial prowess, whilst Oblak is more a proven long-term option. Both would, of course, demand massive transfer fees, but with Coutinho out of the door, there should be more than enough money to go around.
One way or another, both Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius need to be replaced. They’ve both had long enough to prove themselves, and they have failed to deliver.
Both Alisson and Oblak would represent good options, though they would be different. Oblak is less of a risk, but obviously, his fee would likely be far higher.
Alisson, who is the same age as Oblak, has developed later in his career – but he has the potential to be every bit as good. He doesn’t have the experience of the La Liga ace, but he’s quickly getting there with Roma.
Klopp clearly has big plans for his team, and if he is able to land either one of these players, his team could become so much more dominant.
Liverpool fans – thoughts?
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