Liverpool fans react to report Karius could be number one next season

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius in action during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and Sevilla FC at Anfield on September 13, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Liverpool linked with shelving interest in Alisson and keeping Loris Karius as first choice.

Loris Karius of Liverpool celebrates his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on February 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool's goalkeeping situation has changed since January and so reportedly have their summer transfer plans.

The Liverpool Echo report the Reds are cooling their interest in Roma goalkeeper Alisson, previously reported to be their top target.

This is down to Roma wanting a huge transfer fee after selling Mohamed Salah too cheap last summer, and Loris Karius' recent good form for Liverpool.

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.

While acknowledging that Roma's asking price is too high, putting faith in Karius is still seen as a risky move.

The German is enjoying his best spell at Liverpool since joining the club in 2016, but it has taken him 18 months to get to this point.

How long will it last? How will he react when he does make a mistake? And is he really good enough to lead Liverpool to a league title?

Those three key questions hover and while Alisson may well be a no go, Liverpool ought to have a strong plan B, with fans worried they are getting suckered in by a brief run of good form by the German.

Karius keeping up his strong performance between now and the end of the season will help his case, but fans fear at present that the club could make a big mistake by not paying Alisson's asking price.

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