Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has turned his attention to Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope to be the answer to his problems in net, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the Merseyside club are set to lodge a £15million bid for the 26-year-old, who has enjoyed a brilliant 12 months to go from the unknown to England international.
It is understood that Burnley are “unlikely” to block the exit of the 6ft 3in (source: Transfermarkt) colossus, as they also have Tom Heaton as an option in goal at Turf Moor.
Football Insider verdict:
Pope has fully deserved his spot in the England World Cup squad this summer after a brilliant 2017/18 campaign for Burnley and £15million would potentially be a bargain signing. The English shot-stopper kept 13 clean sheets in his 38 appearances for the Clarets and was one of the outstanding goalkeepers in the Premier League. Liverpool need to find a solution to Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet, who have both struggled during their time at Anfield. However, it would be too big a risk bringing in Pope to be the number one and perhaps monitoring how he performs in Europe next season with Burnley may be a better approach. The Sun’s report that Roma goalkeeper Alisson is a target and is likely to cost £70million, it may be a significant transfer fee but splashing out on a world-class number one may be the best way to try win trophies next season.
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