Liverpool target another underwhelming goalkeeper target in Olsen

According to Calciomercato, Liverpool are interested in potentially making a move for Copenhagen goalkeeper Robin Olsen as their hunt for a new shot-stopper continues.

What’s the word?

After Loris Karius’s costly blunders during the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last month, rumours have been rife that Jurgen Klopp is looking for a new number one.


Plenty of names have been linked with a move to Anfield, from Alisson and Jan Oblak to Jack Butland and Thibaut Courtois.

Calciomercato claims that Liverpool, as well as Napoli and Roma, are keen on recruiting Olsen.

The Sweden international, who is currently with his nation at the World Cup and has 18 caps to his name, is believed to be closer to joining Roma than any of the other suitors.

What should Liverpool do?

It seems that the Merseyside outfit are struggling to get a deal over the line for any of their desired keepers.

The problem that the club could find themselves in is swooping for any shot-stopper they can get out of desperation.

Olsen is by no means a bad figure to have in between the sticks, but he is not an improvement on Karius, and he has little experience competing at an elite level.

If Liverpool want to become title challengers, then they need to acquire the services of a world-class stopper.

If they are unable to sign a keeper that meets the calibre, then they must avoid spending money on someone who will keep them at their current level rather than lift them higher.