Liverpool should break transfer record to sign Jan Oblak this summer

Loris Karius of Liverpool breaks down in tears after defeat in the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak and Jurgen Klopp should really make the deal happen.

Jan Oblak #13 of Atletico Madrid warms up prior to the UEFA Europa League Final between Olympique de Marseille and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stade de Lyon on May 16, 2018 in Lyon, France.

Liverpool are reportedly interested in securing the signing of Atletico Madrid's superstar keeper Jan Oblak this summer, according to Don Balon, with Lloris Karius's Champions League blunder still fresh in the memory.

But to secure an established starter from a European giant is no easy task, as Liverpool have discovered, with Atletico putting a reported £78 million price-tag on the Slovenian international - £10 million less than his buy-out clause.

However, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp clearly means business this summer, having quickly secured high-profile moves for both Naby Keita and Fabinho, and Oblak looks to be next in the German's plans.

Monaco's Brazilian defender Fabinho (2R) jubilates after scoring, during the French L1 football match Monaco (ASM) vs St Etienne (ASSE)  on May 12, 2018 at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. (...

Liverpool bit the bullet last summer in their pursuit of Virgil van Dijk and broke their transfer record at £75 million. However, they instantly reaped the rewards of having a quality addition drafted straight into the starting XI.

And they should really consider breaking the record again this summer, as the goalkeeping position for Liverpool has been a notable weakness for years, with neither Karius nor Simon Mignolet looking up to the required standard.

Liverpool's German goalkeeper Loris Karius reacts after taking a third goal during the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Olympic Stadium...

At 25, Oblak is one of the best in the world. His agility, positional awareness and ability to organise the defence would instantly bolster Liverpool's chances of challenging for the Premier League crown next term.

Klopp looks to be finally addressing long-spanning issues at the club, and the prospect of having a stable and balanced side behind their formidable front three is a seriously frightening prospect for any team in world football.

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