In Focus: Liverpool need to address goalkeeper issue amid link to Alisson

Liverpool may consider using Simon Mignolet in a swap deal to sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

What’s the story?

The Merseyside outfit have already made a splash in the January transfer market by signing defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for a reported £75m figure.

It seems that the club are still not satisfied with their defensive attributes as they are now reportedly targeting a new goalkeeper.

Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the Premier League outfit are interested in Roma shot-stopper Alisson, who took over as first choice this season.

The report adds that Liverpool could be open to sending current number one Mignolet to the Serie A club to help sweeten the deal.

Is Alisson better than Liverpool’s current pair?

Mignolet has been the club’s first choice since his switch from Sunderland in 2013, but he has never been able to win over the fans.

The Belgian has made a number of blunders during his time at Anfield, and even though he has the top jersey, there is little confidence in him from the supporters.

Liverpool’s number two Loris Karius has also struggled to impress and does not look close to challenging Mignolet for a spot in the first XI.

Alisson is an attractive prospect for the Premier League outfit given that he has kept the most clean sheets in Serie A so far this season.

The 25-year-old has often been described as a ball-playing keeper, which would suit Liverpool’s style.