Having failed in their bids to get Bernd Leno, who recently joined Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has intensified his move for Albania international goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, according to the Mirror.
The German tactician failed to win any trophy during the 2018-19 season, no thanks to Karius Loris’ blunders against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final match.
The British publication are reporting that Klopp has advised his employers to do all they could to complete a move for the player’s signature as soon as they could so as to include him in his pre-season plans.
Strakosha, 23, was an inspiring figure at the back of the pitch for Lazio throughout last season but his future with the Serie A giants remains uncertain due to Liverpool’s interest.
The former Panionios player joined Lazio in 2012 and he has been sensational for the team, keeping 24 clean sheets in 78 matches in all competitions.
During the previous campaign, the Albanian international was between the sticks for Lazio in 50 matches as he was able to prevent the ball from getting past him in 17 matches.
Having seen how desperate the Reds are going about his signature, the Serie A side are reportedly keen on signing Olympiakos ‘keeper Silvio Proto to serve as the 23-year-old’s replacement.
Strakosha still has a contract with Lazio that runs till 2022, but the Reds are ready to trigger his £30m release clause.