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Report – Liverpool eye £14m-rated international keeper as Alisson’s backup

Liverpool is keeping tabs on this international goalkeeper, the Reds are eyeing the ace as the potential long-term backup to star Alisson Becker.

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool has been keeping a close eye on Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, the report adds that the ace impressed Reds scouts with his performance against Fenerbahce this weekend.

Cakir ensured that his side came far from the Turkish SuperLeague clash with a draw by making a sensational eight saves, this equalled the star’s record for most saves in a game in his career.

Jurgen Klopp’s side is on the hunt for a long-term backup to Brazilian star Alisson – who is presently sidelined with an injury.

Cakir in action

Cakir certainly fits the bill, the ace is twenty-three years old and is Trabzonspor’s first-choice stopper. The 6ft3in stopper has already made seven appearances for his side this season. (3 league, four Europa League qualifying).

Turkish broadcaster Star TV has also reported that the Reds have informed the Turkish side that they’ll be tracking the star closely in the coming months.

The Turkish outlet also claims that Ligue one side Bordeaux have an interest in a move for the stopper and that he’s presently valued at £14m.

Cakir already has one senior Turkey cap to his name and he may boost that tally in his country’s euro 2020 qualifying clashes with Andorra and Moldova throughout this international break.

Former West Ham star Adrian is presently Liverpool’s number one stopper in the absence of Alisson.

The Reds have also signed veteran keeper Andy Lonergan to a short-term deal to resolve their goalkeeping crisis.

Adrian has experienced a windstorm time with the Merseyside outfit since signing on a free transfer.

Cakir looks like a solid choice for the Reds to contemplate in the long-term if the ace is to ascertain himself as Turkey’s number one in the coming months – metropolis would be usurping a true talent for the longer term.

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