The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been looking at their goalkeeping options this summer, with Roma’s Alisson Bekker and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak linked with a Merseyside switch. However, it could come about that the Reds next ‘keeper is right under their noses. Nick Pope has been linked with a move from Turf Moor, despite the Reds reluctance to bring the youngster in.
The Burnley shot-stopper has enjoyed a superb breakthrough season with the Clarets, helping his side to secure themselves a place in the Europa League, despite the bookies tipping them to go down. Pope conceded just 35 goals in 35 games and kept 12 clean sheets in the process, however, he’s not thought of in the same category as Alisson or Oblak and it would be seen as a major downgrade if he was to be signed over the pair.
The only benefit of signing Pope over the club’s other two targets is that he would cost considerably less to bring to the club. The rumours around the Burnley man suggest that the fee would be around £15 million which is only a fraction of the £80 million figure that has been thrown around if the club wanted to sign either of their other two targets.
You can read our local Kopites’ verdict on the Pope news here:
Liverpool FC are such pretenders, Fekir prime target epic fail, new GK. nick pope? Yet on the field we make 200 millón plus sales yet it’s Burnley, Hull, Lyon. Soto are main suppliers. 4th again ! No ambition FSG
— Robostarred (@robostarred) June 10, 2018
I think if Klopp has failed to bring Allison & Oblak, he should save that £15m which is flashing on Nick Pope the Burnley goalkeeper.
Karius and Mignolet are better. #LFC
— Rahman (@africanrahman) June 10, 2018
Yeah ive read that too. Pope's not bad but going from Oblak and Alisson to Pope would be awful
— LFCKoptalker (@LFC_Koptalker) June 10, 2018
Anyone else think Nick #Pope isn’t the answer for #LFC. Mignolet was a great shot stopper at Sunderland. Now what we need. It’s all good saving 14 out of 15 shots per game but when you play for pool you do nothing for 75 minutes then need to save one. Different game. Need #Oblak
— Fents (@liverpool021) June 11, 2018
When I heard fekir, alisson/oblak and dembele, I thought treble wasn't just a dream. But pope? Cillessen? Shaqiri?. I guess we just praying for another TOP four finish and hopefully a domestic cup.
— Akatsuki (@KissMonsterCchi) June 11, 2018
— booman786 (@abbas_h123) 10 June 2018
Hope this Nick Pope to Liverpool talk is just rumours. We need to either pay big for Oblak or Alisson OR give Danny Ward a shot #LFC
— Daniel Micallef (@Daniel_Micallef) June 10, 2018
Linked with Oblak and Allison… sign Nick Pope.
— Kieran Hancock (@_kieranhancockk) 10 June 2018
Ya still talking? That’s how I heard it’s no longer Allison or Oblak but Pope from Burnley ?! Jokers
— Sanmi (@Sanmi_sway) 10 June 2018
The fans can be rightfully annoyed at the Nick Pope links, but only because they were so convinced at the fact they were signing Alisson or Oblak that it’s understandable to see their frustration at the links to Burnley’s stopper, despite Pope’s obvious ability.
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