Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who is thought to have an £80m release clause, and Roma’s Alisson are the two men Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has identified to potentially replace Loris Karius, according to the Mirror.
By now, the world and his wife knows that Loris Karius made two dreadful goalkeeping errors that led to two goals as Liverpool lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
The Mirror report that those errors have intensified Liverpool’s search for a new goalkeeper this summer and Oblak and Alisson are the two men at the top of Klopp’s shopping list.
It is almost impossible to overstate the impact that a calm and reliable goalkeeper has on the entire team; he can settle down an entire backline and De Gea has shown that a great stopper can win points on his own.
Oblak has proved himself to be among the world’s elite during his time at Atletico – Alisson is younger, more like Ederson but Liverpool don’t really need someone that proactive.
The fans at Anfield must be longing for a reliable man between the sticks and Oblak is as risk-free as is on the market this summer and £80m may seem like a lot but it could improve other players no end.