Liverpool’s hopes of landing Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen this January have been dealt a blow, as the Catalan giants are holding out for £20 million for the stopper, according to The Mirror.
The Reds are being heavily linked with the acquisition of a new number one this month, with Jurgen Klopp reportedly not convinced by current incumbent Simon Mignolet.
The German trainer knows compatriot Ter Stegen well and is thought to be willing to offer £12 million for the former Borussia Monchengladbach custodian.
However, the European champions are holding out for a fee closer to £20 million and are in a good bargaining position given that he is not currently their first-choice goalkeeper.
Luis Enrique has preferred to selected Claudio Bravo between the sticks, with Ter Stegen said to be getting frustrated by a lack of competitive action at Camp Nou.
Liverpool have work to do to bridge the asking fee gap and it remains to be seen whether the German will be heading to Anfield over the next month.