Klopp makes goalkeeper transfer decision amid Jack Butland links
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has made his mind up regarding The Reds’ potential pursuit of a new goalkeeper brought about by Alisson’s untimely injury.
Liverpool made a perfect start to their Premier League title defence, registering three victories from their first three matches.
An injury suffered by Alisson during a training ground collision caused disruption for the champions, however, with Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara’s positive Covid tests weakening their starting eleven further.
A shock 7-2 demolition at the hands of Aston Villa resulted, with Adrian coming in for criticism for his display in the heavy defeat.
Regular stopper Alisson is only expected to miss four to six weeks through injury. However, his absence could include the club’s crucial league clash with Man City at the start of November.
Rumours had begun to swirl that Klopp would act to improve on his current back-up options.
Stoke’s Jack Butland had been touted as an ideal candidate before the domestic deadline for transfers expires this Friday.
That resulted in a former Potters coach firing a warning to The Reds regarding Butland’s startling dip in form in recent times.
However, The Mirror has gone on record as stating no new goalkeepers will be arriving at Anfield with Klopp reportedly ‘happy’ with the players currently at his disposal.
The article claims that the German ‘feels Adrian was not to blame’ for their embarrassing defeat at Villa. Furthermore, he is described as being ‘pleased with the Spaniard’s performances’ since his arrival in 2019.
Liverpool, Man Utd fronting radical new proposal
Meanwhile, Bitter rivals Liverpool and Man Utd have been described as ‘driving forces’ behind a radical new proposal that would make sweeping wholesale changes to the English game.
The proposal, dubbed ‘Project Big Picture’, details plans that would address various aspects of domestic football’s structure.
Ranging from financial aid related to the Covid-19 pandemic, to increased power for the traditional ‘top six’ along with Everton, Southampton and West Ham, the proposal would be an overhaul on a scale not seen since the Premier League’s formation in 1992.
Details of the project were revealed exclusively by The Daily Telegraph, with powerhouses Liverpool and Man Utd described as ‘driving forces’ by The Daily Mail.
Read the 16-strong list of alterations, along with the Premier League’s swift response here.