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Liverpool 'preparing £15m bid for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope'

Liverpool 'preparing £15m Nick Pope bid'
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Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope emerges as a rumoured summer transfer target for Liverpool as the Reds have been cashed out of a move for Roma keeper Alisson.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reportedly turned his focus to signing Nick Pope from Burnley as he attempts to solve his goalkeeping crisis.

The Reds had hoped to bring in Brazil international Alisson from Roma this summer, only for the £79m asking price to prove too steep.

Pope would be available for a far smaller sum of around £15m, according to The Sun, and Klopp is now readying an offer for England's third-choice keeper.

Liverpool are in desperate need of a new number one due to concerns over Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius, the latter of whom made a couple of howlers in last month's 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

The report claims that Burnley will consider cashing in on Pope, as they will have Tom Heaton back to full fitness for the start of their pre-season programme.

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Alisson Becker in action for Roma on January 21, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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