After Loris Karius was guilty of another blunder in pre-season, Liverpool have reportedly made a £58m offer for Roma goalkeeper Alisson with a view of replacing him.
The German shot-stopper was guilty of making two glaring howlers in the Champions League final at the end of last season, and as seen in the link below, he made another in the pre-season friendly win over Tranmere on Tuesday night.
It was a nightmare setback for Karius as he would undoubtedly have been desperate to put his horror show against Real Madrid behind him and build his confidence back up. Instead, it has led to further question marks over his future as the No.1 goalkeeper at Anfield.
According to The Sun, via the paper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Reds have made a £58m offer to Roma for Alisson, and it’s suggested that a deal could be agreed upon imminently with personal terms also being touted.
It remains to be seen if that’s the case, but what is certain is that Alisson has continued to impress for club and country over the past 12 months to emerge as one of the top goalkeepers in Europe.
The 25-year-old kept 22 clean sheets in 49 games last season for the Giallorossi, producing countless world-class saves while showing his technical quality to build out from the back too with his composure and passing range on the ball.
Coupled with Karius continuing to struggle, it seems like a sensible move from Liverpool, if the report is accurate. Karius is seemingly the weak link in a side looking to compete for major honours next season, and Liverpool can’t afford to have any sense of anxiousness and concern over their goalkeeper if they are to challenge for trophies.