Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen on signing teenage Udinese goalkeeper Alex Meret to solve his long-term headache between the posts.
With Simon Mignolet failing to entirely convince since his move from Sunderland in 2013, summer signing Loris Karius has also struggled this year and lost his place in the starting line-up.
In turn, given how pivotal having a reliable and strong goalkeeper is to a team’s success, it would have been widely expected that Klopp would make an experienced and top-quality shot-stopper his primary target.
According to The Mirror though, he couldn’t be further away as he’s reportedly weighing up a move for Meret, who is currently on loan at Serie B side SPAL.
Admittedly, he’s impressing many and the 19-year-old has been labelled the ‘new Dino Zoff’ by certain sections of the Italian media which in turn should earn him a starting berth at parent club Udinese next season.
However, it’s claimed that Liverpool might have other ideas and could try and swoop for him as he looks to continue to impress between now and the end of the season.
Signing talented young players is always a welcome strategy for most, but at this stage when they need proven and quality additions to their squad to take them to the next level, is Meret really the kind of signing that Liverpool fans want?
The report adds that the Merseyside giants have been linked with a move for Joe Hart too after he returns from his season-long loan deal at Torino having been snubbed by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
While the England international has had his moments too, there is surely a stronger case to want him, or someone similar with his experience, at Anfield next season as Liverpool look to push on and challenge for the Premier League title.