Liverpool close in on £4.7m Germany goalkeeper – report

Liverpool edge closer to a deal to sign Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius, according to The Guardian

Liverpool are close to completing a £4.7m deal to sign Loris Karius in the summer transfer window, according to The Guardian.

The Mainz goalkeeper emerged as a target for the Merseyside outfit over the past week as Jurgen Klopp looks to capitalise on his knowledge of the Bundesliga to strengthen his squad.

Current Liverpool number one Simon Mignolet has been regularly criticised during his three-year stay at Anfield following a string of inconsistent performances for the Reds.

According to The Guardian journalist Andy Hunter, Liverpool are finalising a deal to sign Karius in a £4.7m deal from Mainz in what would be their first summer transfer coup.

The 22-year-old, who is a former youth player for Manchester City, has already made 96 senior appearances for Mainz since becoming the Bundesliga outfit’s number one goalkeeper.

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