As reported by The Mirror, Liverpool are stepping up their interest in £18m-rated goalkeeper Nick Pope this summer, performing a serious of background checks to determine whether he has the mentality to make the step up to a top six side.
Currently on England duty at the World Cup in Russia, Pope has emerged as one of the most consistent shot-stoppers in the English Premier League after a storied career that has seen him rise through Conference and lower league football.
The 26-year-old is perhaps a less fashionable choice than the likes of Alisson, but he could be a top performer for Jurgen Klopp, who has done well giving chances to less illustrious names in recent seasons, to great effect.
As a result, fans are happy to see what he can offer Liverpool if he does sign, with some pointing to the transfer of Andy Robertson as proof that Klopp knows what he is doing.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the links…
#LFC have stepped up their interest in Nick Pope. [Mirror]
I'm all for this.
— Matt (@FalseFirmino) June 19, 2018
— Rajan. (@RajanSB1995) June 19, 2018
Pope would be another Robertson. #LFC
— TheManagerRole (@TheManagerRole) June 19, 2018
I’ll happily have Nick Pope if Klopp believes in him. #LFC
— Ste (@RelentlessRobbo) June 19, 2018
£18m for Pope would be brilliant piece of business for me. #LFC
— #SWE (@MattiasArvidss1) June 19, 2018
I'd be happy if we signed Pope, the people that would moan would be the same ones that wrote off Andy Robertson…. #lfc
— 🇧🇷Ritchieboy🇧🇷 (@ritchieboy84) June 20, 2018
I like nick pope better than all the reported links that aren’t Oblak eg butland. No one inspires me but Pope everyone else is just a run of the mill gk
— anthony james boylan (@bardock2504) June 19, 2018
Nick Pope is worth a punt. I like him.
— ?ëë? ??ℂ ?????? (@anLFCfan) June 19, 2018