Liverpool fans relieved as Butland transfer speculation is quashed

Liverpool’s players and fans are all on a high at the moment as they are just one win away from securing a sixth European title for the club.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 26 in Kiev.

Not many would have backed the Merseyside outfit to go all the way, but their place in the showpiece is deserved.

On top of reaching the final, the Reds managed to finish inside the top four of the Premier League, guaranteeing European football for next season.

While everything seems to be rosy in the garden at the moment, there are still some problem areas that may need to be addressed this summer.

Liverpool’s defence has improved since the arrival of Virgil van Dijk in the summer, but questions still hang over the goalkeeping position.

Loris Karius replaced Simon Mignolet as number one at the start of 2018, but there are rumblings that Klopp is looking for a new shot-stopper.

Earlier this month, The Express reported that Liverpool were interested in signing Stoke City keeper Jack Butland, who was relegated to the Championship with the Potters this season.

However, Liverpool Echo journalist James Pearce has labelled rumoured interest in the seven-capped England international as “nonsense”.

It is safe to say that a number of Liverpool fans are relieved.