Liverpool fans react to reports of choosing Jack Butland over Alisson Becker

Liverpool fans hold scarves ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on December 10, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Premier League giants Liverpool will spend big on a goalkeeper with Stoke City's Jack Butland and Roma's Alisson Becker both linked with an Anfield move.

Roma's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson throws the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match AS Roma vs FK Qarabag on December 5, 2017 at the Olympic stadium in Rome.

The world’s most expensive goalkeeper looks likely to be plying his trade at Anfield next season.

But it may not be Roma’s Brazilian shot-stopper Alisson Becker. According to The Mirror, Liverpool have decided that they want a goalkeeper with Premier League experience between the sticks – and will go all out for Stoke City’s Jack Butland instead.

It is understood that Liverpool are confident of sealing a deal for the England international, who would cost around £40 million – slightly more than Manchester City paid for Ederson last summer.

Jack Butland of Stoke during the Premier League match between Watford and Stoke City at Vicarage Road on October 28, 2017 in Watford, England.

Arsenal are also keen with veteran number one Petr Cech seemingly in decline, but it is believed that Butland would rather move to Anfield and work under Jurgen Klopp rather than the under-fire Arsene Wenger.

Perhaps understandably, however, Liverpool fans are questioning the logic of choosing a goalkeeper with Premier League experience on his CV over a genuinely world-class, and far superior, glovesman in the shape of Alisson.

Alisson Becker of AS Roma celebrates after Stephan El Shaarawy of AS Roma (not pictured) scored his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League group C match between AS Roma and...

The former Internacional goalkeeper is one of the best around and, with Mo Salah taking England by storm after arriving from Roma last summer, it seems the fans would be keen for Liverpool to raid the Italian giants again.

Butland is a solid and improving goalkeeper. But Liverpool appear to be one top-draw shot-stopper away from being a genuine title contender - so if Alisson is available it makes little sense to look elsewhere.

Here's what Liverpool fans have been saying:

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