Rumours that Liverpool are targeting another goalkeeper are refusing to subside thanks to a new report from Star. Despite boasting Europe’s best goalie, and Adrian impressing as Allison Becker’s deputy, the Reds are in the market for another shot stopper.
Trapzonspor’s 23-year-old Ugurcan Cakir has caught the eye of the Liverpool recruitment team. Reds scouts were surely impressed by his eight saves to keep the game at 1-1 against Fenerbahçe. The young ‘keeper was given a huge 8.52 by WhoScored for his immense display over the weekend.
Going after another goalkeeper when you have the best in the world already may seem daft, but it’s not. Liverpool targeting a goalkeeper is in fact a massive statement of intent.
Allison had a phenomenal season between the sticks for Liverpool. The Brazilian won the golden glove and the UEFA goalkeeper award. Since an unfortunate calf injury on the opening day against Norwich, Adrian has deputised. The free transfer from West Ham had a few nervy moments early on for Liverpool but was recently named in the BBC team of the week.
With two ‘keepers in the squad that could walk into most sides, Liverpool are showing the rest of the league, and indeed the rest of Europe, that they mean business.
Liverpool are seemingly unsatisfied with a sufficient backup, they want a world-class sub – akin to when Ter-Stegen would step in for Claudio Bravo. We also cannot dismiss the business savvy of Liverpool. With Cakir showing a lot of promise, it would be a shrewd financial move to play him in the league cup and develop him for a profit.