Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been huddled round awaiting some positive transfer news.
It seems like it’s going to be an exciting season for Liverpool fans next season. The Merseyside club have added Fabinho and Naby Keita to their ranks as Klopp looks to fire their way to the title. While those are great additions, Liverpool still need to add a new goalkeeper but it looks like Klopp is ready to shock the fans and stay with Loris Karius.
Liverpool have long been linked with a move for Roma and Brazil international, Alisson and also Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, Jan Oblak. Both ‘keepers would’ve been superb signings and instantly would’ve made Liverpool serious title contenders. According to the Mirror, however, Jurgen Klopp is set to anger the Liverpool faithful and stick with the error-prone Loris Karius.
Karius has made blunder after blunder, culminating in his shocking performance in the Champions League which cost Liverpool the Champions League. The former Mainz man seems to be a Klopp favourite but in truth, he’s not the goalie should have if they want to win serious silverware, and nor is Simon Mignloet for that matter.
While both Alisson and Oblak would likely command fees in excess of £50 million, if Liverpool are ready to splash the cahs on Van Dijk, they have to follow suit on these two goalkeepers, especially Alisson. The Brazilian made wonder save after wonder save last season as Roma finished 3rd in Serie A, and beat Barcelona in the Champions League.
Whereas Oblak has had the benefit of having a solid back four and midfield always sitting in front of him, Alisson has had to deal with a lot more, one on one situations. Moreover, the Brazilian is much better with his feet and fits the mould of a more modern style goalkeeper.
There simply isn’t any comparison between Karius and Alisson, Klopp simply has to get the Roma goalkeeper.
Would you be happy with Karius next season Liverpool fans?