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Klopp to reassess goalkeeper plans as Liverpool concede defeat over Alisson

13 June 2018

Even before Loris Karius' costly errors in the Champions League final, Jürgen Klopp had been said to be looking at bringing in a new goalkeeper, with AS Roma's Brazilian global Alisson most frequently linked with a transfer to Anfield.

However, according to The Mirror, Liverpool aren't optimistic about their chances of signing the goalkeeper.

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Despite reports from the player's home country claiming a Reds bid of £60m has been lodged, the Anfield recruitment team have made no such offer as they accept any deal is highly unlikely.

Roma have already been burned once by Liverpool when they sold Mo Salah to the Reds for less than £40m last summer, so they have put a prohibitive price tag of £70m on Alisson, which is likely to ward off all but the most determined of suitors.

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Klopp did not want Liverpool spending a monster fee for either Oblak and Alisson and said the club could cool their interest in the pair.

Liverpool could reportedly still resurrect their hopes of signing Nabil Fekir from Lyon this summer if president Jean-Michel Aulas softens his stance.

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The Lyon president is expected to wait until after the World Cup to make a final decision, though, as he hopes that Fekir enjoying a successful tournament will create a bidding war between the likes of Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. The French worldwide appeared poised to finalise a move to Anfield prior to jetting off to the World Cup in Russian Federation, with a picture of him in the club's kit leaked online.

Though Klopp will be able to count on midfield reinforcements in the form of former Leipzig no. 8 Naby Keita and Fabinho come the new season, work still needs to be done.

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Klopp to reassess goalkeeper plans as Liverpool concede defeat over Alisson