Thinking Outside the Box: 7 Alternative Goalkeepers Liverpool Should Consider Signing This Summer

Jurgen Klopp's need for a consistent and elite goalkeeper between the sticks at Anfield has never been more apparent than this year's Premier League campaign. 

Despite the German boss' new found faith in compatriot Loris Karius, the Reds have been heavily linked with some of Europe's best goalkeepers, with AS Roma's Alisson Becker and Stoke's Jack Butland reportedly on the wish list

Nevertheless, European football is currently bursting with goalkeeping talent and Liverpool should perhaps be looking at an alternative group of goalkeeper's to solve their misery when the transfer window re-opens this summer.

Here's several alternative goalkeepers Liverpool should consider buying.

7. Sven Ulreich (Bayern Munich)

After living in the shadow of one of world footballs greatest ever goalkeepers in Manuel Neuer, the 29-year-old got his chance to shine when the Bayern Munich number one broke his foot back in September.

The reliable keeper has saved Munich on several occasions this season, and has more than filled the gloves that Neuer left in his absence. 

Now no longer underrated, Ulreich has certainly stamped his name on the European football scene, nevertheless, he would still be a cheaper alternative for Jurgen Klopp to consider.

6. Samir Handanović (Inter)

The Internazionale shot-stopper may be 33, but he is certainly not showing any signs of ageing.

In an under-performing Inter side, Handanović has shone, picking up nine clean sheets along the way this campaign. 

And with Jurgen Klopp's last goalkeeping investment being a young and upcoming talent in Loris Karius, maybe the German should consider investing in some experience this time round between the sticks.

5. Nick Pope (Burnley)

The second goalkeeper on the list so far, who has been filling in for his teams usual number one.

Nick Pope has had a terrific season with Burnley, defying all expectations and sending a message to teammate Tom Heaton that he is more than ready to be his successor.

Jurgen Klopp will be very aware of the youngsters abilities, with Pope's Burnley side getting a point from their meeting at Anfield earlier in the season.

If Liverpool were to invest in the Burnley man, it would be seen as a savvy bit of business from the Reds that could prove to pay off massively.

4. Norberto Neto (Valencia)

Maybe the most interesting of selections on the list, and any fans of La Liga will be fully aware of Neto's brilliance in goal.

The Brazilian decided to leave Juventus this summer for a chance to play regularly and earn a spot in the Brazilian national team with the World Cup on the horizon.

His saves have gained Valencia some vital points this season, and it would be silly of Jurgen Klopp to not consider bringing him to Anfield.

Overlooked by many, but Neto might just be what Liverpool have been looking for all this time. 

3. Alphonse Areola (PSG)

If reports are anything to go by, then it is looking ever more likely that PSG are going to make a big-money move for the highly touted Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, in the summer.

What does this mean you ask? Apart from Jurgen Klopp missing out on a chance to sign Oblak himself, it also means PSG's number one man at the moment will become available.

Areola is young at 24 and currently has the fifth most clean-sheets in the top five European leagues.

Liverpool may just be the outlet Areola needs to rediscover himself and under the renowned man-management skills of Klopp, he could become a force to be reckoned with on Merseyside.

2. Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona)

The Netherlands international has rarely seen the pitch since moving to Barcelona from Ajax in 2016.

At 28, however, he would be available on the cheap for Liverpool if they chose to take this route.

Although maybe a bit rusty, if Klopp could get Cillessen to rediscover the form that saw him win the Eredivisie title three times with Ajax, he would surely be a welcomed addition to Merseyside.

1. Timo Horn (FC Cologne)

Young, German and with an abundance of talent? Sounds like a perfect fit for a Jurgen Klopp team.

Currently under contract with Bundesliga team FC Cologne, Timo Horn is one of the brightest talents the German top tier has to offer.

Cologne currently sit bottom of the Bundesliga, nine points adrift from safety, so it is likely Horn will be looking for a way out come the end of the season.

If the German side were to be relegated, this would probably mean Horn leaving at a reduced price, something that could prove pivotal for Liverpool but they'd have to act quick, with Germany's top teams also waiting to pounce.