Report: Liverpool could tempt Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen into Anfield move

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates after his side score their third during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield on December 26, 2017 in...

Jasper Cillessen has made one La Liga appearance for Barcelona but will he choose a move to the Premier League and Liverpool this summer?

Loris Karius of Liverpool gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on April 7, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

For all the scrutiny around Loris Karius, the German goalkeeper has been very impressive since Jurgen Klopp made him Liverpool’s undisputed number one at the turn of the year.

The Sun (15 April, page 62) even reports that the former Mainz stopper is set to earn a new contract and a vast increase on his £50,000-a-week wages.

But that does not necessarily mean a new goalkeeper will not be arriving at Anfield this summer. The Sun adds that Klopp is still keen on Roma’s Brazil international Alisson Becker and Stoke City’s Mr Reliable Jack Butland.

And Mundo Deportivo has now added Jasper Cillessen to that list.

Jasper Cillessen of Barcelona prepares to throw the ball during their International Champions Cup (ICC) football match on July 26, 2017 at the FedExField, in Landover, Maryland.

Unlike Alisson and Butland, Cillessen has barely played this season and remains Barcelona’s back-up, stuck behind the excellent Marc-Andre Ter Stegen in the pecking order.

Since moving to the Camp Nou from Ajax in 2016 for £12 million, Holland’s number one has made just a single La Liga appearance with his action restricted to Copa del Rey ties.

8L-R) Jasper Cillessen, Rafinha, Luis Suarez, Arda Turan and Ivan Rakitic of FC Barcelona applaud before the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and Chapecoense at Camp Nou...

Mundo Deportivo, however, states that Cillessen is still happy at Barcelona and believes he has grown considerably at the Catalan giants. The report adds that he could be tempted by a move though, if any suitor can guarantee him first-team football with his 30th birthday just over a year away.

Liverpool, Napoli and Atletico Madrid are all interested and, as good as Karius has been, he would perhaps be easier to overthrow than the world class Ter Stegen.

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