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Klopp targets Jan Oblak to replace Loris Karius

June 5, 2018
Loris Karius

Liverpool will make a world-record bid for Atletico Madrid shot-stopper, Jan Oblak this summer, according to reports.

Jurgen Klopp was targeting a new No.1 long before current keeper Loris Karius made two calamitous mistakes in the Champions League Final.

Despite obtaining an apparent concussion in a clash with Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos, the German is not the world-class glovesman Klopp wants in order to challenge for major silverware.

According to Spanish publication Don Balon, the Reds will test Atletico’s resolve for Oblak with a world-record £79 million bid.

The Slovenian has an £87 million release clause in his contract, but the report claims Liverpool are confident they will accept a slightly lower offer.

The current world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper stands at £34.7 million – the amount Manchester City paid Benfica for Brazilian star Ederson last summer.

Despite being linked with Roma keeper Alisson Becker in recent weeks, a move for Oblak now seems the most likely option to Klopp.

The German is keen to push Pep Guardiola’s men for the Premier League title next term, having already secured the signing of Red Bull Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita.

One player it looks as though they will not be bringing to Anfield is Barcelona star Ousmane Demebele.

Current Barca President Josep Bartomeu recently insisted that, along with former Red Philippe Coutinho, Dembele was going to be an important player in the future for the Catalan side.

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