The buildup to England’s game vs Slovenia was perfectly poised and for all right reasons I must say, England’s attack was scoring goals week after week in the domestic circuit, while for Slovenia’s defence, all eyes were on their undisputed No. 1, Jan Oblak. Only some hours before the game, stats revealed that the stopper had kept more clean sheets (50) in La Liga for Atletico Madrid than he has conceded goals (49). Quite an achievement!
The game was perfectly deadlocked until the stoppage time. Kyle Walker delivered a perfect cross into the box and bang! Harry Kane was at his usual best yet again. Getting past Oblak was never going to be an easy task and if someone from the English team had to do it, it was Harry Kane.
His performance against England, for Liverpool fans, in particular, was so jaw-dropping that they demanded the club officials to sign him up right away. Signing him, however, won’t be a walk in the park as Metro Sports claims that Oblak carries a £87m release clause in his contract. Besides, some ‘serious interest’ from a host of European clubs will be deemed as an issue as well. PSG were firmly linked with the Slovenian and they are reportedly still in the hunt.
Liverpool, on their part, have Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius but both of them are yet to hit the ground running. On their day, they are dazzling, but unfortunately, that is not the case usually. Everything aside, it is on Atletico at the end of the day as to whether Oblak would be allowed to leave or not; and judging by his age and the form that he is in, it isn’t likely to be the case. Liverpool fans, however, were optimistic in their desire to have the Slovenian signed and this is how they reacted on Twitter:
Jan Oblak would make more difference to the Liverpool defence than any centre half in world football regardless of the price.
— Andy Heaton (@Andrew_Heaton) October 5, 2017
— LFCBres (@LFCBres) October 5, 2017
Liverpool need to buy Oblak
— AlishaLiverpoolFC (@Alishaw3009) October 5, 2017
Why can Liverpool not buy Oblak? We go for celebrity keepers Karius instead. Oblak is the natural replacement for Reina @JamesPearceEcho
— HandersonYNWA (@NtaniAli) October 5, 2017
Sign Oblak Liverpool…………
— Heini (@heinimortensen1) October 5, 2017
Would do most things to have Oblak at Liverpool.
— The LFC Community (@LFCCommunity) October 5, 2017
If liverpool signed
On the jan transfer window that would be great
— Kevin❌♥️ (@MasterCoutinho) October 4, 2017
Been saying it for a while we should go for him
— Andy Clarke (@AndyClarke1987) October 5, 2017
Jan Oblak and two top class centre halfs would solve the problem though.
— David Maguire (@dmaguire1108) October 5, 2017
Jan is the man for sure – we'll never sign a decent keeper ever
— DoublePointToTheSky (@filterstix) October 5, 2017