Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will return to the drawing board in his search of a new goalkeeper after conceding defeat in pursuit of Roma star Alisson, claims The Daily Mirror.
Alisson has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield in the last 12 months and Liverpool have rekindled their interest since last month’s Champions League final.
Klopp has made signing an upgrade for Loris Karius a priority this summer but is unwilling to match Roma’s £70m valuation of Alisson, which would require Liverpool to shatter the world record fee for a goalkeeper.
Liverpool are also monitoring the future of Jan Oblak but would similarly have to pay an unprecedented sum for a goalkeeper to have any chance of luring the Atletico Madrid ace to Merseyside.
Reports emerged over the weekend linking Liverpool with a move for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope, who would be significantly cheaper than Klopp’s main targets.