Premier League champions Liverpool are set to make a move for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland, according to the Mirror.
The 27-year-old hasn’t played for the Potters since a 5-0 defeat at Elland Road last season, as Wales international Adam Davies claims the number one spot for now.
With just 12 months left on Butland’s contract, it would appear that for both Liverpool and Stoke, the transfer would be a deal worth striking.
Liverpool are currently without number one goalkeeper Alisson Becker, and he isn’t due to return in the end of November.
Second choice Adrian came in for the fixture against Aston Villa, however the scoreline of 7-2 may have twisted Klopp’s arm in the way of bringing in another competent shot-stopper.
If Butland is to sign for the Reds, his first game would be a derby against Merseyside rivals Everton at Goodison Park.
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Liverpool do need a keeper, and they’re in somewhat of a sticky patch at the moment with Adrian seemingly not up to the standard required when it comes to Premier League football.
Butland has had his own worrying moments but if he can come in and put together a run of good performances then who knows, he may see an upturn in form and a return to his former self.
With a European Championship coming up this season there is potential for the goalkeeper to be playing more games, as if you have a good run of consecutive matches, you may well find yourself back in the England squad.