After Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius made two blunders during the Champions League final against Real Madrid, manager Jürgen Klopp is keen on signing Alisson Becker of Italian club A.S. Roma.
The German manager will attempt one more time to yank Alisson this summer to upgrade the current Liverpool line-up. With an “infinitely sorry” and distressed Karius at bay, and despite Dejan Lovren asking to refrain criticism on Karius, the manager has decided to sign Alisson as his favorite goalkeeper.
Alisson has been scouted all throughout the season, but A.S. Roma is unwilling to come into dialogue. It will take a sizeable amount to test the Italian club’s tenacity in this current situation.
On top of that, they have already received disapproval by selling Mohamed Salah to Liverpool for £36.9 million in the previous summer. The Egyptian forward, whose shoulder was dislocated during the game, is being feared to miss the World Cup in June.
Klopp insisted that he and Liverpool F.C. will be with Karius until the German goalkeeper gets over with the errors he made during the game.
The Liverpool manager currently has an enormous transfer budget to spend, having £70 million for reaching the Champions League final and £142 million for selling Philippe Coutinho to Spanish club Barcelona.
On Saturday, Karius was bawling his eyes out when Liverpool lost to Real Madrid because of his own mistakes. He apologized to his teammates, fans and the next day, to social media. The dejected goalkeeper said, “Haven’t really slept until now… the scenes are still running through my head again and again… I’m infinitely sorry to my teammates, for you fans, and for all the staff. I know that I messed it up with the two mistakes and let you all down…”
Despite criticism looming over Liverpool players for not comforting Karius after the final whistle, fans were quick to comfort the German goalkeeper on Twitter.
Lovren added after, “When we win, we win together. When we lose, we lose together. Don’t blame him. It’s easy to blame someone but we are in the same ship together and everyone gave him the best words that they can. He will come back strong. You cannot find the words. He had a difficult start last season, so I believe in him. Don’t make massive stories about that. Of course it’s big because it’s a final, but everyone makes mistakes.”