Liverpool set to match £52.7 million release clause for Barcelona keeper

 

Jurgen Klopp seems set to address his side’s issues between the sticks as Jasper Cillissen edges closer to a summer exit from the Nou Camp having been allowed to leave providing his release clause is met and Liverpool are prepared to match the £52.7 million asking price, Spanish media outlet, Don Balon reports.

Followed two big money moves for Monaco’s Fabinho and RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita who are both heading to Merseyside, Klopp believes a new goalkeeper is the answer at Anfield as they hope to mount a sustained push for the Premier League title having secured Champions League football for successive seasons.

Defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev has left Klopp keen to address a number of areas in his side as he aims to eradicate the errors which saw them fall short in a final marred by the mistakes of current number one, Loris Karius who it was later confirmed suffered a concussion after a clash with Sergio Ramos.

 

Having made just two league appearances since joining Barcelona from Ajax in 2016, the Dutchman still represents a very good option for the Reds and is an extremely agile and physically imposing shot-stopper. Liverpool have also been linked with Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Roma’s Alisson but the Netherland’s international, who stands at 6ft 1in tall will be hoping he can rediscover his form from his time in the Eredivisie should a move to England arise.

Liverpool fans, would Jasper Cillissen present a better goalkeeping option than Loris Karius? Can the Dutchman be the answer between the sticks as Klopp hopes to challenge for the title? Let us know your thought by commenting below and taking part in the poll. You can also tweet us at @AllOutFootball_ using the hashtag #AOF.

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