Liverpool turn to Prem star as preferred Alisson back up option

Date published: Sunday 16th June 2019 12:19

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Liverpool are reportedly lining up a shock summer move for Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy. 

A report in the Daily Star claims that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is looking to bring in McCarthy as he is viewed as a more solid back up option to inconsistent duo Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius – indeed the Daily Telegraph claims that both will be sold this summer.

However, any new stopper arriving at Anfield this summer will be fully aware that they will be playing second fiddle to Alisson, with domestic cup games their only hope of action.

That does not appear to be an issue for the Reds in their pursuit of McCarthy, who joined Southampton from Crystal Palace in the summer of 2016, and has gone on to make 50 appearances for the south coast club.

The 29-year-old let in 44 goals in 25 Premier League appearances last season, keeping just four clean sheets, but is still considered a better option than both Mignolet and Karius.

 

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