Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side are ready to battle Arsenal for Bernd Leno if they are left frustrated in their pursuit of other summer targets.
The report is according to the Daily Mirror which claim that the Merseysides will turn to the Germany international as a last resort should their preferred choice prove unattainable.
Same report adds that the Reds could end up being priced out of deals to AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker and Atletico Madrid shot stopper Jan Oblak.
The report states further that Liverpool would be willing to place a €25m bid on the table for the Leverkusen goalkeeper, although Liverpool are bound to face strong competition from Arsenal.
However, the competition from Arsenal can easily be beaten with the Reds being able to offer Champions League football season, which is something that won’t be available with the Gunners.
Liverpool fans could be concerned about signing another German shot stopper from thUne Bundesliga given Loris Karius’ underwhelming performances at Anfield so far.
Karius joined Liverpool in a £4.7m deal from Mainz 05 in 2016 but the ex-Manchester CIty youth star has struggled to impress so far despite being the club’s No. 1 shot-stopper between the sticks.
Karius in the Champions League final last month following an impressive second half season but made two mistakes in a 3-1 loss to Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Champions League showpiece.