Liverpool have moved closer to signing Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, according to a report by the Daily Mirror.
The Mirror report that Albanian stopper Strakosha is near the top of a list of targets drawn up by Jurgen Klopp to replace Loris Karius after his two shocking errors in the Champions League final.
They also claim that the German has been handed a boost in pursuit of the keeper because Lazio have lined up Silvio Proto, the veteran goalkeeper currently at Olympiakos to replace Strakosha, hinting that they are prepared for his departure.
They report also states that will be available for in the region of £30m, which makes him a cheaper alternative to others such as Jan Oblak and Alisson.
Strakosha is clearly a talented goalkeeper but he is another who will need time to grow into such an important role at such a big club, with renewed ambition after their rampage into last month’s Kiev showpiece.
Karius also has talent but has shown how the demands of the job can eat up a talented goalkeeper who needs space to develop.
Liverpool, and their fans, need an established glovesman to inspire confidence and it would be a surprise if Strakosha can come straight in and be that man from the off.