The five best options for Liverpool to replace calamitous Karius

After a dreadful display in the Champions League final, if there’s anything Liverpool need to change ahead of next season, it’s their number one goalkeeper.

Having dropped a 0/10 performance against Real Madrid, Loris Karius is evidently not ready to be Liverpool’s number one goalkeeper.

Considering he’s still young and has actually put up some solid displays in the past, he deserves a chance to redeem himself, but for now he should be relegated to second fiddle in the goalkeeping hierarchy while a proven shot-stopper takes over the number 1 role.

On that note we take a look at 5 goalkeepers Liverpool could sign to replace Loris Karis:

Gianluigi Buffon

At first glance, Buffon might seem like a weird inclusion on this list as he’s always been expected to hang up his boots at Juventus, but having failed to win the Champions League with his beloved club, the 40-year-old looks set to try his luck elsewhere.

He’s currently linked with a move to PSG but it’d be wise for Liverpool to make a move for him considering his big-game experience and undeniable goalkeeping ability, even at his age.

Buffon could also be a positive influence on Loris Karius and potentially passing on his bottomless well of knowledge.

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Alisson Becker

Having kept the joint-second most clean sheets (17) in the recently concluded Serie A season, it’s easy to understand why Alisson has been described as the “Messi of goalkeepers”.

The 25-year-old played a key role in Roma’s top-four bid as he made 108 saves en-route to the Giallorossi’s thirdplace finish. The Brazil international’s displays have drawn the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Liverpool who were reportedly close to signing him back in January.

It would be wise for Jurgen Klopp to make a move for Alisson before the big money boys, like Real Madrid and PSG, decide to make a move.

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Jan Oblak

Atletico Madrid’s biggest strength is their defence. Their defensive set-up is one of the best in the world, and so is their goalkeeper, Jan Oblak.

The Madrid outfit are evidently experts at replacing players having consistently replaced world-class strikers they sold for big bucks as well as goalkeepers. So they should have no problem replacing Jan Oblak with Liverpool in dire need of a new shot-stopper.

Oblak recently put pen-to-paper on a new contract at Atleti, meaning Liverpool would need to break the bank in order to sign the Slovakian.

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Samir Handanovic

Samir Handanovic was one of the best goalkeepers in the 2017/18 Serie A season. He made some jaw dropping saves and ultimately ended the season with the joint-second most clean sheets in the league alongside Alisson (17).

His availability for transfer is somewhat uncertain considering his current deal at Inter Milan runs until 2021, but the Bosnian would represent a cheaper signing than some of the aforementioned names.

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