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Liverpool must not rush McKenzie-Lyle despite possibly losing two goalkeepers

Liverpool are interested in signing Barnet goalkeeper Kai McKenzie-Lyle after giving him a trial with the Under-23s, according to The Mirror.

What’s the word?

The goalkeeping issue has been clear for all to see at Anfield for some time, but now things are finally getting resolved.

Jurgen Klopp has a world-class goalkeeper in Alisson, who recently joined from Roma in a record deal.

The Brazilian’s arrival has pushed Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet down the pecking order, and there are murmurs that both shot-stoppers will leave.

According to The Mirror, non-league keeper McKenzie-Lyle is being lined up by Klopp after the 20-year-old played in a pre-season friendly with the Under-23s last week.

The 6ft 7in player currently plies his trade for Barnet, where he has been since 2011 when he joined the club’s academy.

Will the youngster push for a first-team spot?

It is unclear what Klopp’s plans for him would be, but there is a danger of Liverpool leaving themselves in a vulnerable position.

Danny Ward has already left the club, so if Karius and Mignolet also depart, it leaves the Reds with limited options in goal.

Alisson’s first-team role will not be challenged, but if the Brazilian suffers an injury, then Liverpool need an established keeper to take over.

While McKenzie-Lyle has the potential to be a star between the sticks, the youngster is not ready to take that next step.

Having said that, the Merseyside outfit should still pursue a deal as the keeper would benefit from developing under Klopp’s guidance.

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