Liverpool have kept two clean sheets in the last two league games but they still need to make major reinforcements in the defensive department to progress next season.
Jurgen Klopp has failed to solve the defensive dilemma at Anfield even after signing two new center halves and a new goalie last summer.
As far as the goalkeeping situation is concerned, Karius was average and was soon ousted from the starting XI. Simon Mignolet has proved to be a quality goalie in the recent weeks but the Reds still need to sign a consistent performer between the sticks and once again Jordan Pickford is linked.
The Merseysiders were interested in signing the 23-year-old star in the January transfer window as well (Daily Star) and now, reports suggest that they are seriously eyeing to finally sign him in the summer transfer window (Telegraph).
The England international has been the best player for Sunderland this season but unfortunately, he could not help the team survive relegation. With the interest so heavy, the Black Cats will most likely sell him but they want a huge fee for their prized asset.
Recently, David Moyes has claimed that Pickford will only leave the club for a huge price (Sunderland Echo). He stated:
“If he goes – then it would need to be a really, really big price. It would not be a cheap price if anybody wants Jordan Pickford.”
The former Manchester United boss also praised the goalie and claimed
“I think Jordan is a big, big talent, I really do.”
Jordan’s current contract with Sunderland will expire in 2020 and as per the provided Telegraph link, an offer worth 25 million pounds plus bonuses would be hard to reject for the relegated side.
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