The 29-year-old was one of Southampton's better players last season, and he is a popular figure at St Mary's.
McCarthy joined the Saints from Crystal Palace in the summer of 2016, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of just £2 million, according to the Daily Echo, and he has gone on to rack up 50 appearances in all competitions for the south coast club.
Much will depend on how much Liverpool are prepared to pay Southampton for the 29-year-old, and with three years still remaining on his current deal at St Mary's the south coast outfit should be able to demand a daily substantial fee.
Some Southampton fans took to Twitter in reaction to the news that McCarthy could be a target for the Champions League winners...
Liverpool can have Alex McCarthy for £10/£12 million if they want. He doesn’t want to sit on our bench so he can go and sit on theirs if he wants. Still a very competent goalkeeper.— Ewan Campbell (@EwanCampbell1NI) 16 June 2019
We getting a replacement— john sawyer (@johnsawyer3) 16 June 2019
It would hardly be a shock now would it?— I Think Therefore Ian (@ohblox) 16 June 2019
The next Brad Jones.— Mark Perez (@bookMark280712) 17 June 2019
Mignolet? Alisson?— SaintsFan4Life (@truesantsfan) 17 June 2019
Liverpool are interested in a Southampton player - and you regard that as a "shock"?— Tim Nazium (@mytihot) 16 June 2019
You're pretty easily shocked
For a player who deserves to be playing buy we aren’t picking?— Knells (@BenKnells) 16 June 2019
He’s the reason we stayed up!
Let him go, hope he goes and wins the league.
Normal service is resumed then!— Kevin Pearce (@KevPearce9) 16 June 2019
I had a suspicion McCarthy might go and even if it makes sense financially I’d be sad to see it happen. Especially if it’s to Liverpool!— Laney1980 (@Laney19801) 17 June 2019
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