Could failed Newcastle move boost Liverpool's Alisson Becker chances?

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London,...

Alisson Becker is one of the goalkeepers who has been linked with Premier League giants Liverpool and Serie A side Roma are looking for replacements.

Jurgen Klopp the head coach

The world’s most expensive goalkeeper is likely to be a Liverpool player next season.

Despite the great strides made by Loris Karius since he replaced Simon Mignolet as the Reds’ number one at the start of the year, it is understood that manager Jurgen Klopp still wants to enhance his goalkeeping options and is prepared to pay big.

According to the Mirror, Stoke City’s Jack Butland has emerged as a £40 million target with Liverpool confident they will get their man.

And it is understood that the Merseyside giants would rather sign the England international than Roma’s Brazilian number one Alisson Becker, because Butland has Premier League experience under his belt.

Roma's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson (L) blocks a shot on goal by Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan defender Jose Gimenez (C) during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between...

Alisson, however, is one of the world’s very best shot-stoppers and Liverpool fans made it clear on Twitter that they would rather him between the sticks that Butland.

And reports in L’Equipe suggesting that Roma are identifying potential replacements for the former Internacional ‘keeper should make Liverpool’s decision a little more difficult.

The report claims that esteemed sporting director Monchi is very interested in Toulouse’s 19-year-old prodigy Alban Lafont, the youngest goalkeeper in Ligue 1 history, and will make a move should Alisson depart.

Toulouse's French goalkeeper Alban Lafont reacts during the French L1 football match between Toulouse (TFC) and Marseille (OM) March 11, 2018, at the Municipal Stadium in Toulouse,...

Interestingly, Newcastle United have also been linked with Lafont, who made his professional debut at 16 and has been Toulouse’s number one ever since. But if Roma beat the Magpies to the France U20 star, Liverpool’s chances of luring Alisson to the Premier League will receive a major boost.

Although with Butland the favourite, Klopp may have a dilemma on his hands.

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