Liverpool FC ‘run background checks’ on £18m-rated goalkeeper – report

Liverpool FC are doing their due diligence on Nick Pope ahead of a potential move to sign the Burnley goalkeeper, according to a report

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Liverpool FC have moved a step closer to signing Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope after running background checks on the England international, according to a report in England.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that Liverpool FC are considering a swoop to sign Pope to solve their long-running problems in goal for the new Premier League campaign.

The same article states that Liverpool FC are looking at Pope as their potential number one to replace Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet at the Anfield outfit.

According to the same story, Pope would be a significantly cheaper option that some of the other goalkeepers linked with a move to the Merseyside outfit this summer.

The Reds have been heavily linked with a switch to sign AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker and Atletico Madrid shot stopper Jan Oblak in the current transfer window.

However, the Brazilian and Slovenian would be expected to command a price tag near the £100m mark which would represent a world transfer fee for a goalkeeper.

Liverpool FC lost 3-1 to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League last season after Karius made two big mistakes in the final.

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