As a replacement for Loris Karius, Liverpool are making an offer to Italian club Lazio’s goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.
Manager Jurgen Klopp is looking for a more reliable goalkeeper after Karius made blunders in the Champions League final. One of which was when he rolled the ball against Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and then allowed the ball to get into the goal.
A.S. Roma’s keeper Alisson Becker was rumored to be Liverpool’s no. 1 choice as replacement. However, the Italian club demanded €90 million (£79 million) which set the Premier League club off.
Because of that, Liverpool went on to their next choice who is Strakosha, with an offer of €30 million (£26.3 million) as reported by TuttoMercatoWeb.
The 23 year-old Albanian goalie became part of Lazio last season and has been a regular in the club’s line up. The Roma-based club is no rush in needing cash and Strakosha’s contract will end after June 2022.
Lazio reached the fifth spot in Serie A, while their goalkeeper kept 11 sheets clean all throughout the season. In March 2017, Strakosha debuted internationally and made five appearances for Albania.
It may be a risky move for Klopp to get a younger goalie than Karius who is 24, but Lazio’s man could be a worthy investment for Liverpool.