Liverpool should consider move for Navas if Real Madrid bring in new man

Liverpool should consider trying to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas if the Spanish club recruit a new signing.

What’s the word?

Jurgen Klopp has plenty of strength in his team, but one major weakness is the goalkeeping position.

Loris Karius made two costly blunders in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in May.

The performance sparked a big call for a new shot-stopper from the fans, and even though the Reds have been linked to numerous names, no deals have been struck.

Alisson, Jan Oblak, Jasper Cillessen and Jack Butland have been among the rumour mill, but one name that has not been widely considered as an option is Navas.

The Costa Rica international has been at Real Madrid since 2014, but it appears that the club want a new number one.

According to Sport, Los Blancos are closing in on the signing of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea.

If a deal goes through, then Navas may be forced to consider his options.

Why would this work for Liverpool?

The Merseyside outfit have often been criticised for not having a world-class stopper between the sticks.

Karius and number two Simon Mignolet have been ridiculed numerous times by rivals in recent seasons.

Having Navas at the helm, though, could potentially silence the critics as he has performed on the biggest stage.

The 31-year-old, who is valued at £16.2m by Transfermarkt, may not be deemed good enough anymore for Real Madrid, but he is certainly an upgrade on Karius.

Navas has won 10 trophies with the Spanish giants, including the La Liga title and three Champions League crowns.

If Madrid finalise a deal for Courtois, or any other keeper, then it might be easier for Liverpool to strike an agreement for Navas.