Liverpool to sign €100million star to challenge City

According to reports, Liverpool are eager to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak but will have to bring out €100million to meet his buyout clause.

The Reds boss has supported Loris Karius as the club's current number one but Jurgen Klopp is said to be getting set to bring in a new goalkeeper ahead of next season as he looks to close the gap on Manchester City.

Liverpool had long been linked with Roma's Alisson but their chase for the Brazilian stopper is ended while Stoke City's Jack Butland has also been tlinked with a move to Anfield.

Spanish publication AS reports that Oblak is another goalkeeperr on the club's radar, and that Liverpool, PSG, Arsenal and Juventus are all interested in acquiring the 25-year-old's services.

Sky Sports pundit Ian Wright has in the past urged the Reds to sign Oblak. He said they should look to land him if they hope to challenge City for the Premier League title.

“I think if Liverpool are definitely going to challenge City, that's the position [they need to strengthen].

“I would get that keeper, Oblak-kind of like stature.

“That top keeper that can win you games with saves,” Wright told Sky Sports.

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