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Liverpool 'held goalkeeper talks before Champions League final'

Reds 'held keeper talks before CL final'
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Reports suggest that Liverpool held talks about recruiting a new goalkeeper before Loris Karius's Champions League blunders.

Liverpool reportedly held talks about signing a new goalkeeper to replace Loris Karius before the Champions League final.

The Reds have been strongly tipped to recruit another stopper this summer after two blunders from the German cost them dearly in their 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev.

According to Zbirna, however, the club's hierarchy held discussions about replacing Karius with a new recruit at the team hotel on the eve of the final.

Roma's Alisson is said to be Liverpool's top choice to take over in goal, but the reports from the Ukraine suggest the Reds have also held talks with Zorya Luhansk about their highly-rated keeper Andriy Lunin.

The 19-year-old, who has also been linked with Serie A runners-up Napoli, is reportedly on Liverpool's radar as potential backup to Alisson.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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