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Liverpool to invest Philippe Coutinho's transfer funds to break the transfer record for a goalkeeper

The Brazilian play maker is expected to complete a £145m switch to Camp Nou in the coming days

Liverpool to invest Philippe Coutinho's transfer funds to break the transfer record for a goalkeeper

The Brazilian play maker is expected to complete a £145m switch to Camp Nou in the coming days

06 January 2018 Saturday 13:40
Liverpool to invest Philippe Coutinho's transfer funds to break the transfer record for a goalkeeper

Liverpool are ready to solve their troublesome goalkeeper position using the funds received from Philippe Coutinho’s looming move to Barcelona, according to reports.

The Brazilian playmaker is expected to complete a £145m switch to Camp Nou in the coming days, with Liverpool at last softening their stance and allowing Coutinho to leave.

And, according to The Independent, the Merseysiders have already begun drawing up a plan of how they can reinvest their massive windfall and will move to sign a new goalkeeper.

Liverpool’s goalkeeper struggles are well known, and a new shot-stopper is as important as bringing in a direct replacement for Coutinho.

On that front, the Reds have identified Monaco’s Thomas Lemar as their No.1 target, though have recently made contact with Leicester regarding Riyad Mahrez as a backup option.

But Jurgen Klopp also wants a major upgrade on Simon Mignolet – who has made several gaffes once again this season – and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak is their top choice.

However, if Liverpool want to sign the Slovenian they will need to break the transfer record for a goalkeeper, with Oblak’s release clause currently set at £100m.

Metro

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