Klopp identifies 19-year-old as Liverpool FC’s long-term solution to problem position – report

Liverpool FC are interested in a deal to sign Sporting Gijon teenager Daniel Martin, according to a report

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Jurgen Klopp has identified Spanish goalkeeper Daniel Martin as Liverpool FC’s long-term answer in goal, according to a report in England.

The Sun is reporting that the Reds boss is a big admirer of the Sporting Gijon teenager and Klopp is keen to sign Martin to bolster his goalkeeper options.

The same article states that the Merseyside outfit want to sign the 19-year-old before sending him out on loan to get more experience or allocate him as their third-choice goalkeeper if Wales international Danny Ward leaves this summer.

According to the same story, Liverpool FC believe Martin can be developed into a top goalkeeper following an impressive start to his professional career in Spain’s second tier.

German shot stopper Loris Karius started in the Champions League final last month following an impressive second half of the 2017-18 season which saw the ex-Manchester City youth player usurp Simon Mignolet as Klopp’s number one goalkeeper.

However, the former Mainz shot stopper made two mistakes in a 3-1 loss to Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Champions League showpiece.

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

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