Liverpool are trying their best to repair the ‘ifs and buts’ remaining in their squad. The Premier League side is now placed at number three with 70 points, where Manchester United are just one point ahead of them being in second position. Though the league is already over as Manchester City have already won the league, but competition is there yet to finish in top four and getting the tickets of Champions League for the next season. The Reds have got one of the devastating attacking force upfront with Mohamed Salah being outside in this campaign pulling his national team to World Cup and to the semifinals of Champions League as well. A backdrop still remains and it lies in the defence. German manager Jurgen Klopp signed Van Dijk with the record price earlier this season and it proved one of the well resulted buy outs of the season. This time, the manager is after another Dutch and he is one of the best Keeper in the current times but still underrated. The Merseyside has expressed their desire to sign another goalkeeper with the management still out there holding long-term future of both Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius. Though they have already put their name in the race of signing Brazilian ace Alisson, but according to the source they have now moved their priorities to Barcelona second keeper Jasper Cillessen.
The 28-year-old who is yet to make his debut in La Liga with Marc-Andre ter Stegen being the current first choice at the Nou Camp. He is still classed the number one for the Netherlands but had to settle for Copa del Rey appearances only in the past two seasons.
Cillessen would be more cheaper than Allisson and Liverpool may get him without any major challenge. According to the Spanish media, the Premier League side has already made contact with Barcelona about a Summer swoop, but they are no alone there. Napoli and Atletico Madrid are also keeping eyes on the Dutchman as Cillessen has emerged to his best form after coming at Camp Nou. The former Ajax star has a releasing clause of 60m (£51.9m) and the contract ends in 2021. Though he could be the number one for another side, still Cillessen isn’t really ready to leave Camp Nou. Liverpool is seeking a new Keeper as both Loris and Mignolet both have question marks surrounding their abilities, despite the former is enjoying the rich vein of form in the last couple of weeks.
Liverpool has a huge bank support due to the offloading of Barzilian winger Philippe Coutinho, so the cash wouldn’t be a problem of them if the Dutchman can set his mind to leave Spain.
Cillessen moved to Barcelona in 2016 to provide support for the German keeper Ter Stegen, but all he got only six appearances in the Copa del Rey and one in the UEFA Champions League. Jasper also impressed the critics in the international break playing for his country. Cillessen is going through his spec of his career, now he should decide what would be best for him.