Liverpool eye £52m Barcelona ace to solve problem position

If you didn’t know before last Saturday night that Liverpool needed a new goalkeeper, then surely you do by now, following Loris Karius’ Champions League horror show.

The 24-year-old made two of the most high profile blunders in living memory, gifting Real Madrid two of their three goals in Saturday night’s finale in Kiev to hand them their 13th European crown – their fourth in the last five years.

Karius has since been crucified in the media for his errors, with former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy recently claiming that it would be impossible to pull on a Liverpool shirt ever again.

Since Saturday nights antics, the Reds have been linked with a number of goalkeeper’s, and reports in Spain today have added another new name to the list of potential arrivals.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Liverpool are interested in Barcelona ‘keeper Jasper Cillessen.

The Dutch international stopper has a release clause of just €60 million (£52m), significantly less than some of their other targets on their shortlist.

The 29-year-old only made one start in La Liga for the Blaugrana this season, with Ernesto Valverde using Marc Andre Ter Stegen for their league fixtures while Cillessen had to make do with playing in the cup games.

While Barcelona are firmly against selling their ‘keeper, if Liverpool were to come in with and trigger his release clause, the Spanish champions would be powerless to stop him, if he wanted to make the move to Anfield.

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