Liverpool prepare move to make €30m Lazio keeper Klopp’s new No 1

Liverpool are reportedly set to make contact with Lazio this week in an effort to test the water over goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.

The Albanian has, according to reports, emerged as Jurgen Klopp’s new No 1 goalkeeper target after efforts to prise Alisson Becker from Roma and Jasper Cillessen from Barcelona look to have drawn a blank.

Klopp is desperate to strengthen his goalkeeping options this summer after the struggles of Loris Karius and it seems Strakosha is now the Reds boss’ top choice.

According to Italian journal Il Messaggero, Liverpool are ready to open talks with Lazio over a potential deal for the 23-year-old.

The Albanian joined Lazio in 2012 in a bargain €75k deal from Greek side Panionios and has this season established himself as the club’s No 1, making 52 appearances in all competitions.

Currently contracted until 2022, Lazio are thought to value Strakosha at €30million (£26.4million) – a fee unlikely to deter the Reds.

The keeper has four senior international caps for his country.


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