For the Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern, further improvement is needed this summer. Though it has been a solid season for the Reds, they’re clearly a few steps behind the likes of Man Utd and Man City, and so a few new acquisitions will be needed this summer.
Over the last few days, one player that has been linked with a switch to Anfield is Jack Butland. According to the Daily Mirror, the Reds are keen on bringing him to Merseyside in a move that could reach the £40 million mark.
That’s certainly a lot of money, but for a player like Butland, it does make sense. He’s homegrown, he’s Premier League proven, and he’s emerged as one of England’s best shot-stoppers in recent years. Not to mention, Liverpool clearly have a need for a new top-tier shot-stopper.
Nonetheless, this move hasn’t gone down too well amongst Liverpool fans.
The Reds are often a vocal bunch, and they’ve taken to Twitter over the last 24 hours or so to discuss the news, and it’s fair to say that Butland is not the sort of player that they want to see at Anfield.
Many are drawing to the renewed form of Loris Karius. Karius has emerged as Klopp’s first choice this season, and over the last few weeks he has looked very good indeed.
Other fans are simply pointing towards their lack of faith in Butland’s quality.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
do not like these rumours linking #LFC to Butland. Please stop!
— Bryan B (@BryanB_LFC) March 12, 2018
Butland?? Is Butland better than Karius?? OK no, is Butland better than Ward?? I really wanna know…. #Lfc
— GerrardsLove (@utchaycynthia) March 12, 2018
So were linked with Butand this morning, (again) Karius has been a lot better than Butland this season. #LFC
— BigVirgil (@VVDLFC4) March 12, 2018
Good news as far as am concern. I don’t see him as an upgrade to karius. If we are going in for a new keeper, Allision or oblak. These are complete upgrade not butland. #mightyredsghana #LFC #YNWA https://t.co/ru4ECFnGW4
— AmInvincible (@stevsef775) March 12, 2018
Rather stick with Karius who looks more settled than Butland who looks to have injury issues and a mistake in him. #LFC
— The Silver Fox (@xcpdawsonx) March 12, 2018
There is no way Jack Butland is worth 40 million and I don't think he be a good fit at Liverpool. #LFC
— CeekayLFC (@CeekayLFC) March 11, 2018
I do not rate Butland, I think we need better #LFC
— R'hllor (@Unchappulable) March 11, 2018
I’m sorry but I’m not interested in Jack Butland. injured all the time and hasn’t come close to establish himself in the England team, #lfc
— Kieran Emond (@kieran_emond) March 11, 2018
Liverpool fans – thoughts?
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