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Liverpool in danger of missing out on Barcelona star after £20m asking price revealed

Liverpool‘s hopes of signing Barcelona stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen have been dented by the revelation that there is an £8 million difference between the two clubs’ valuation of the player.

According to the Mirror, Jurgen Klopp is prepared to pay £12 million to bring his compatriot to Anfield, while the Catalan side—who would be willing to sell the player—are holding out for £20 million for the international stopper.

According to the tabloid, Klopp is keen on signing ter Stegen, but fears that the Merseyside giants will be priced out of a move for the player should Barcelona refuse to budge on his asking price.

The Germany international would be a major upgrade on Belgian stopper Simon Mignolet—who hasn’t always impressed since signing from Sunderland in 2013—while Jack Butland has also been linked with a move to the north west.

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Klopp may be quietly confident that he can still get his man, knowing that with Jordi Masip already outgrowing La Masia, Barca have a readymade replacement for the German stopper.

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