Liverpool could end up keeping faith with goalkeeper Loris Karius as their hunt for a new signing becomes increasingly frustrating, according to The Telegraph.
There has been no shortage of keepers being linked with the Merseyside outfit over the last few weeks.
After Karius’s blunder-filled performance in the Champions League final, which ended in a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid, the need for a new shot-stopper has become even more evident.
Roma’s Alisson, Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, Stoke City’s Jack Butland and even Southampton stopper Alex McCarthy have been mentioned in the gossip columns.
However, according to The Telegraph, Liverpool are being priced out of moves for the majority of their targets.
The publication adds that manager Jurgen Klopp is open to rehabilitating Karius and keeping him as the club’s number one.
The German keeper deserves sympathy following his troubled performance in Kiev due to the fact that he was visibly distraught after the final whistle.
However, at this elite level, players cannot afford to be making such costly mistakes.
Liverpool had a positive season in that they finished inside the top four and reached the Champions League final, but in order to become regular challengers they need a world-class keeper in between the sticks.
Unfortunately for Karius, he does not meet the criteria, and if the money is there, Liverpool should dip into their pockets for a new shot-stopper, even if the fee is staggering.
The Reds have made good moves in the transfer window so far, but it will be meaningless if they fail to land a proven keeper.