According to reports from Sabah, Liverpool have been forced to cancel their plans to scout talented goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir during Trabzonspor’s Super Lig clash with Istanbul Basaksehir on Sunday following the spread of Covid-19 which has temporarily brought the world of football to an abrupt halt.
Liverpool are just two victories away from securing their first-ever Premier League title but there are fears that the season could be voided due to the current health crisis.
UEFA postponement of Euro 2020 has provided hope that Liverpool can indeed still finish their season and end 30 years without a league title.
With most European nations currently in lock-down, there has been a lot of confusion as to when the transfer market is due to open. The health concerns have even affected the club’s ability to scout potential targets for the 2020/21 season.
Reports in Turkey have claimed that Liverpool and Chelsea were planning to send representatives from their scouting network over the weekend in a bid to get a first-hand look at the £22m rated shot-stopper.
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However, Liverpool and Chelsea both reached an ultimatum that it wasn’t deemed safe to travel following concerns regarding the risks caused by Covid-19.
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The 24-year-0ld would certainly be a welcomed addition to Anfield following Liverpool’s recent crisis with their goalkeeper.
Karadeniz Gazete recently revealed that Leicester City’s head of recruitment, Lee Congerton, had claimed that the Reds had already made an offer for Cakir where he also described the Turkish footballer as ‘one of the best’ he has seen in some time.
Liverpool’s troubles in-goal began when FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year Alisson Becker sustained a hip-injury that ruled him out of the Reds’ do-or-die Champions League bout with Atletico Madrid last week.
This forced the Brazilian’s understudy Adrian to deputise under the Anfield lights but the former West Ham star cost his side dear after gifting possession to the Spanish giants allowing Diego Simeone’s team to score the crucial away goal that ultimatley turned the tie on its head.
The reality for Liverpool is that had Alisson not damaged his hip at Melwood last week, Klopp’s men would likely be in the quarter-finals of both competitions now.
If Klopp is going to build a dynasty and last the pace on all fronts, reinforcements are required between the sticks.