Liverpool have received a boost in their reported interest of Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, as Football Insider claims the 27-year-old has been put up for sale. Liverpool are apparently looking at Butland as a potential addition before the end of the domestic transfer window.
Liverpool’s 7-2 defeat against Aston Villa could lead to some late action in the transfer window.
The Reds were humiliated at Villa Park last Sunday in Jurgen Klopp’s worst defeat as Reds manager.
Due to an injury suffered by Alisson Becker, back-up goalkeeper Adrian was handed a rare Premier League start.
The Spaniard endured a torrid game, however, and was blamed for Villa’s first goal after missplacing a pass out from the back, leading to Ollie Watkins slotting the ball home.
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Alisson could miss up to a month of action, meaning Liverpool face the possibility of having to go up against table-toppers Everton in the Merseyside Derby with Adrian in goal.
They could also have to play the number two against Ajax, Atalanta and FC Midtjylland in the Champions League.
Reports suggest they are looking at Stoke City’s Buckland as a potential replacement for Adrian, with the Englishman potentially coming in as a new second-choice to Alisson.
And Football Insider claims Stoke have taken the decision to allow him to leave before the end of the domestic transfer window next week.
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The Potters will apparently let the 27-year-old leave before the end of next week as they are keen to reduce their wage bill.
And former Premier League goalkeeper Paul Robinson thinks Buckland would be a great addition to the champions’ squad.
“If Alisson is going to be out for that length of time Liverpool are going to have to look at it,” he said.
“While the domestic window is still open we may see Liverpool do some business.
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“There is a lot of good goalkeepers that are not playing football right now.
“I can see Liverpool signing the likes of Jack Butland on a short-term deal.
“They need somebody like that.
“A player that has the experience of handling big games. Somebody of that ilk.”
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