Liverpool goalkeeper Kamil Grabara appears to have laughed away suggestions that Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland could join the club this summer.
It was reported by The Mirror late on Saturday that the defending Premier League champions are targeting Butland as cover for injured number one Alisson, after back-up ‘keeper Adrian’s disappointing performance in their 7-2 thrashing by Aston Villa last weekend.
Subsequent reports from The Liverpool Echo have indicated that that interest is unfounded, and it seems as though Grabara, who is currently on loan in Denmark with AGF Aarhus, either does not believe that will happen, or does not believe the signing is one worth making for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Responding to a Tweet from Daily Mail journalist Oliver Holt stating that signing Butland would be a great deal both for Liverpool and the player himself, Grabara simply posted a laughing face emoji, suggesting he does not exactly agree with the reporter one way or another.
— Kamil Grabara (@Kamil_Grabara1) October 11, 2020
Having joined Liverpool back in 2016, Grabara has yet to make a senior appearance for the Merseyside club, and spent last season on loan in the Championship with Huddersfield, coming up against Butland when the Terriers lost 5-2 to Stoke on New Year’s Day.
While Grabara may not exactly be sticking to the spirit of the proverbial goalkeeper’s union here, it is hard not to agree with the Pole’s sentiment.
Admittedly, Adrian has not always been convincing when he has stepped in between the posts for Liverpool recently, so you can understand why Klopp and co. might want to sign another ‘keeper.
However, when consider the fact that Butland has not exactly been reliable for Stoke recently – seemingly losing his place in a Championship side – you have to wonder whether he is even capable of making the step back up to the Premier League, meaning this may not be a risk worth taking for Liverpool.