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Liverpool: Reds must replace Adrian with Ugurcan Cakir

Liverpool have once again been linked with a move for Trabzonspor goalkeeper Urgucan Cakir.

The Reds have consistently been rumoured to be considering the five-cap Turkish international, with latest reports from Asist Analiz indicating that the club have continued to scout him and he remains firmly on their transfer shortlist.

Talked up by current Leicester City Head of Recruitment and former Chelsea scout Lee Congerton as “one of the best goalkeepers” he has seen, Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards must ensure they snare the 24-year-old in the summer.

Cakir has enjoyed a brilliant season with Trabzonspor throughout 2020/21. He has conceded just 29 goals in 28 appearances, keeping ten clean sheets in the process.

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The 24-year-old has also been bestowed with the captain’s armband in 22 occasions in the league, indicating a huge amount of leadership responsibility on his relatively young shoulders.

Whilst it is tough to potentially see Cakir usurp current Reds number one Alisson at Anfield, his arrival as a second choice would likely benefit Klopp’s squad as a whole.

According to SofaScore, the Turk is bettering both the Brazilian and Adrian with his performances. He is making more saves at 3.4 per game, whilst the Spaniard is perhaps surprisingly getting closest to those numbers with 3.3 – Alisson sits at just 2.3.

Meanwhile, Cakir is averaging fewer goals conceded than the current Liverpool duo with just one per game, whilst Alisson is at 1.1 and Adrian at three.

A more competent deputy with potentially Alisson being unavailable would of course be beneficial, but another addition could also potentially see the former AS Roma man get back to his best.

So far throughout 2020/21, the Brazilian has made three errors leading to goals, whilst conceding one penalty. Meanwhile, Cakir has not conceded a goal due to an error.

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With yet more high-quality competition, this could certainly see Alisson return to the heights to which Liverpool supporters have become accustomed.

Valued at just £14.4m, Cakir would certainly be an affordable arrival for the Reds and one which Edwards must secure.

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Article title: Liverpool: Reds must replace Adrian with Ugurcan Cakir

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