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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 City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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