If Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid taught them one thing it was that they require a new goalkeeper.
Unfortunately for Loris Karius, he made two costly mistakes that led to goals for Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.
It was later revealed that the shot-stopper suffered concussion in a challenge with Sergio Ramos, but that did little to soften the blow of a 3-1 loss in Kiev.
Since the final whistle blow, Liverpool have been linked to numerous goalkeepers in the media, but there is one name that continues to be mentioned – Alisson.
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According to Sky Sports News, it is unlikely that the Reds will get a deal over the line for the Roma stopper.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 11, 2018
The broadcaster claims that the Merseyside outfit, who finished fourth in the Premier League last season, are unwilling to pay the £80m price tag.
Given that Roma allowed their star player Mohamed Salah to move to Anfield last summer, it is understandable that they would be tough negotiators this time around.
Liverpool fans have hit out at Sky for seemingly dashing their hopes, while others are not entire surprised.
So in a matter of days we have gone from signing 2 word class plays to 2 players relegated last season #netspend
— Garry (@galtokpac) June 11, 2018
Chill out no rush we can buy mediocre after world cup & pay triple the price because they had a good tournament. We’ve done that in past.
— Lee Harrison (@harriLa77) June 11, 2018
— Mohamad abdikadir (@Dhocdhocle) June 11, 2018
I am not surprised, we all knew we will end up with Butland or a GK of less value since the Karius concussion debate started, #fsg will go any length with their moneyball approach, please dont agree with me you are free to remain deluded as you lot have always been with #fsg
— Azeez Bimbo (@bhimboh) June 11, 2018
10.55pm on the closing transfer day, Burnley GK it is then!???♀️
— Kim Nelson (@kimnel2013) June 11, 2018
It’s always bad news with sky sports when Liverpool are involved. I can’t stand the manc loving channel. i try avoid watching anything related to sky sports.
— Show Me The Mane (@maneflick92) June 11, 2018
Plenty of options available. Also just because “sources” say its unlikely it doesn’t always mean anything.
— Neil Minto (@neilminto) June 11, 2018
Ignore it. They always do this.
— Tony Hardwick (@fusr2018) June 11, 2018
like it was ever going to be that simple.
— George (@reid1892) June 11, 2018
— . (@alad12346) June 11, 2018