Financial expert claims Klopp will be backed by the Liverpool board, says £80m can be spent easily

Alisson Becker

Kieran Maguire has stated that Liverpool must spend a significant fee to sign a quality goalkeeper this summer. Maguire, who is a football finance expert, believes that doing so would enable us to become solid title contenders in the upcoming campaign.

Last season’s Champions League heartbreak continues to be a fresh wound for us. Although it is great to see an end to the Loris Karius blame game, it goes without saying that Liverpool must sign a new goalkeeper this summer. After months of hard work, everything was undone due to two blunders committed by Karius in goal and going forward, we must avoid a similar situation at all costs.

Jan Oblak

For now, we have been linked with the likes of Alisson Becker and Jan Oblak but both players would command a colossal transfer fee. To be fair, it does make sense to splash the cash on either of the two. Becker and Oblak are currently one of the best goalkeepers in the business and Liverpool must pounce at the opportunity.

Maguire seems to agree with the same. Speaking to StarSport, the financial maestro begins by saying that Klopp will have funds to shell out after the money raised through Philippe Coutinho’s sale to Barcelona.

Speaking about the goalkeeper situation, Maguire said:

“We’ve already seen that they struck early in the transfer window, so they’ve already spent about £80m and the good thing for Klopp is that he can easily spend that again.

“Klopp will be backed by the board because of the money he has made them through [Philippe] Coutinho and the Champions League final.

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“If they want a serious attempt at the Premier League this season they need a new goalkeeper that can earn them 10-12 points a season like David De Gea does for [Manchester] United.”

Well, it remains to be seen if we actually end up spending money to sign either Oblak or Alisson but if we do, suffice to say that we will be a force to reckon with next season.