4 World Cup keepers Liverpool could sign

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Liverpool has been in a goalkeeping crisis for some time now. Jurgen Klopp’s magical methods somehow kept the whole situation in check, Loris Karius eased those Simon Mignolet’s horrible clangers last season – all the way to the Champions League final. You know the rest. 

Karius was culpable for two of three goals conceded by the Reds against Real Madrid. While the club claimed the German suffered a concussion during the encounter, however, deep down it was apparent to Klopp something urgent must be done. 

Brazilian shot-stopper Alisson is number 1 on the club’s wish list, but it appears the AS Roma shot stopper may not be leaving the Italian capital this summer. Arsenal have already reinforced in that department, adding Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen. 

Liverpool shouldn’t relent in their search, there are plenty of talented goalies in Russia. Any of these four cheaper alternatives could do a great job for Liverpool next season. 

1 – Robin Olsen (Sweden, Copenhagen)
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If Liverpool wants a promising keeper that won’t cost them a fortune, then Olsen is a good bet, before being beaten twice against Germany, the 28-year-old had crossed 500 minutes without conceding. He stepped up in Sweden’s final group game, shutting down the Mexicans. 

Olsen is currently tied to Danish champions, Copenhagen, where he has been since 2016. He is valued at around £1m which is nothing for the Reds, Olsen has two more years on his deal. 

2 – Danijel Subasic (Croatia, Monaco) 
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Croatia has been one of the most outstanding teams in Russia. The Blazers claimed all nine points, scoring an impressive seven goals and shipping just one en route to the last-16. Subasic has been the man behind the sticks for them and was rested when they conceded against Iceland. 

Subasic is on the books of French giants Monaco. The 33-year-old will cost the Reds £5m to lure him away from France. He joined the Municipality club in 2012 and has amassed over 250 appearances. 

3 –  Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico, Standard Liege)

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Ochoa’s heroics has become a regular sight at the World Cup. Four years ago in Brazil, the 32-year-old announced himself to the global audience with unbelievable displays for Mexico which earned him a move to Malaga. Again, he is rewriting history in Russia. 

With 14, Ochoa has made more saves than any other goalkeeper, he has kept one clean sheet too. The Mexican is under the payroll of Standard Liege till next summer but an offer of around £3m could tempt the Belgians to do business with Liverpool.  

 4 – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark, Leicester City)

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Should the Reds be after an experienced Premier League campaigner, then Schmeichel is their man. The Dane has been around the English game for almost a decade, clinching the most prestigious accolade with Leicester City in 2016. 

Schmeichel has been phenomenal for Denmark. He’s second for most saves with 12 but top in terms of percentage (92.3). Leicester have already signed Ben Hamer, meaning should the Reds make an offer in excess of £10m, then a deal could happen.