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How Liverpool's goalkeepers look after 3 reported contract offers

Liverpool’s goalkeepers could look the same as last season after three reported contract offers. The Reds aren’t planning an overhaul.

Alisson Becker

The undisputed king of Liverpool’s goalkeepers. Arguably the best on the planet and, hopefully, a major long-term piece of the Reds’ puzzle.

He also scores goals now, which is great.

Alisson appears set to stay long-term, too. That’s according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, anyway.

“Keep an eye on Alisson because he wants to extend his contract at Liverpool,” Romano told his Here We Go podcast.

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“It could be a topic in the next [few] weeks.”

Alisson will be no.1 going forward, as expected, then. And anyone under him faces a very, very difficult task of ever usurping him in goal.

Caoimhin Kelleher

Kelleher enjoyed a breakout season over 2020/21. He took over the spot as Liverpool’s no.2 and played very well when filling in for the injured Alisson.

It appears Liverpool are ready to double down on him, too. The Athletic claims Kelleher will get a new contract over the next few months to recognise his position as their no.2 goalkeeper.

We imagine that means a pay-rise and a commitment from the club to play him more often. From what we can see, that seems like a very good idea.

Though, it does go against other reports. The Daily Mail said recently that Liverpool wanted to send Kelleher out on loan. That’s not the impression the Athletic gives, though.

Really, though, either way is good for Kelleher. He’s still very young for a goalkeeper at 22 and his future looks very bright. We hope he sticks around as Alisson’s backup but he should develop well either way.

Adrian

An interesting one. Adrian had a torrid season, playing poorly when stepping into the side and then falling behind Kelleher in the pecking order.

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That seems disastrous, given his contract expires this summer. Initial reports from the Athletic claimed he’d leave on a free transfer, too.

However, now they’re saying Liverpool are keen to keep Adrian and that there’s an offer on the table. It appears they like him as a third-choice option.

We imagine that’s because he wouldn’t cost a transfer fee and is well-liked around the club. Otherwise, it’s a very strange move.

Alternatives?

Adrian may not sign that contract, forcing Liverpool to look into third-choice options. The Daily Mail claims they’re specifically sounding out free transfers to replace the Spaniard.

The only reasonable link to who that might be – that we’ve seen – is Alfonso Pastor from Sevilla. He’s a 20-year-old who made his first-team bow this season, playing against Chelsea in the Champions League.

AS says Liverpool like him and could offer him a contract. He’s free to move this summer, should a team tempt him away.

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