Liverpool FC could spend £80m on second signing, claims expert

Liverpool FC could have to spend big on a new goalkeeper this summer, according to a finance expert

Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Liverpool FC could be set to splash as much as £80m on signing a new goalkeeper this summer, according to a football finance expert.

The Reds are believed to be on the lookout for reinforcements between the sticks as Jurgen Klopp looks to assemble a squad capable of winning the Premier League title next season.

Loris Karius’ long-term future at Anfield has been cast into doubt after the German goalkeeper’s nightmare in the Champions League final.

Among the names to have been linked with possible moves to Merseyside are AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker and Atletico Madrid shot-stopper Jan Oblak.

Now, football finance expert Kieran Maguire has claimed that the Reds are likely to have to spend big if they want to land a top-quality shot-stopper this summer.

Maguire is quoted as saying by the Daily Star: “The most important thing for Liverpool was that they qualify for Champions League football and they managed to achieve that.

“We’ve already seen that they struck early in the transfer window, so they’ve already spent about £80m and the good thing for Klopp is that he can easily spend that again.

“He will be backed by the board because of the money he has made them through [Philippe] Coutinho and the Champions League final.

“You don’t want to kick a man when he’s down, but we all know where they need to improve.

“If they want a serious attempt at the Premier League this season they need a new goalkeeper that can earn them 10-12 points a season like David De Gea does for [Manchester] United.”

Liverpool FC will be aiming to challenge for the Premier League title next season after they finished in fourth place and without a trophy last term.

The Reds are still on the lookout for their first trophy under Klopp following his appointment at Anfield back in the autumn of 2015.

Meanwhile, Liverpool FC completed their first signing of the summer at the start of the transfer window when they landed Brazilian midfielder Fabinho from Monaco.

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