Liverpool FC will stick with 24-year-old rather than spend £70m on Serie A star – report

Liverpool FC will place their faith in Loris Karius rather than spend a huge fee on AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson, according to a report in England

Liverpool FC goalkeeper Loris Karius Photo: Loris Karius / Instagram

Jurgen Klopp is ready to place his faith in Loris Karius and shelve Liverpool FC’s plans to sign AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson, according to a report in the English media.

The Telegraph is reporting that the Reds were interested in signing £70m-rated Brazilian shot stopper Alisson in the summer transfer window to tackle a problem position in the Liverpool FC team.

According to the same article, Liverpool FC are increasingly unlikely to invest a huge transfer fee in a new goalkeeper given Karius’ steady improvement since being installed as Klopp’s first-choice goalkeeper.

The 24-year-old German shot stopper helped the Reds to secure a 5-0 win over Porto in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday night.

Liverpool FC haven’t had a world class shot stopper since Pepe Reina but Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers sold the Spain international in favour of signing Simon Mignolet.

The Belgium international has proven inconsistent through his four-and-a-half seasons at Anfield, while Klopp’s signing Karius has looked uncertain in goal when given the chance to shine.

Recent reports suggested that the Reds were willing to spend a huge fee on AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson to complement club record signing Virgil van Dijk in the 2018-19 campaign.

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