Liverpool started negotiations with Southampton shot-stopper Alex McCarthy and prepare to make a bid during the summer transfer window. Reds have problems in the squad as Simon Mignolet already 31-year-old, Loris Karius tied with several clubs, and they need replacement.
England international is the best choice in this situation as he had an excellent season and paid attention. Jurgen Klopp will do everything to sign him in July when the transfer window opens again. Alex joined the Saints from Crystal Palace in 2016 with a €5m deal.
He is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and unchanged figure for the club. In this campaign, McCarthy played 25 matches and made four clean sheets in all competition. It is a good result, and he can do much more with top-class teammates.
The 29-year-old shot-stopper has contracted with the English club until 2022, and his release clause is around €10m. He also named in the Three Lions squad several times which is already a significant achievement for the goalkeeper. Probably English goalkeeper will accept the correct offer from the German coach.
Merseyside club had an impressive consequence in the Premier League as they finished the tournament in a second position. Liverpool also won the Champions League final with Tottenham 2-0, and it is the first title for the German manager.
English club added several footballers last summer like Naby Keita from RB Leipzig, Alisson Becker from Roma, Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City and Fabinho from Monaco. Reds heavily linked with Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio, Ajax winger David Neres, Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir and PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot.