Sport Former Reds goalkeeper told Liverpool to sign Pickford

13:50  05 july  2018
13:50  05 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Jurgen Klopp has personally spoken with Alisson over possible transfer

  Jurgen Klopp has personally spoken with Alisson over possible transfer Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has personally spoken to Roma goalkeeper Alisson as the Reds look to secure a deal to sign the Brazilian international. As reported by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Klopp has spoken to the 25-year-old on the telephone, presumably to give him various assurances and perhaps a little nudge to sign for Liverpool. Chelsea are said to be keen on Alisson too and his agent has reportedly held talks with them, but Liverpool are the only club to have made an official offer to Roma. The Italian side have not accepted any bid for their goalkeeper at this time, but there seems to be an acceptance that they will allow him to leave and Liverpool are currently the front runners in the race to sign him. With Simon Mignolet’s time at Anfield looking like it will come to an end this summer, and with so many question marks surrounding Loris Karius, Liverpool were always likely to look to to bring in a new goalkeeper and Alisson is the man they want.

‘Medical booked tomorrow’ – Liverpool fans expect Xherdan Shaqiri to sign in the coming days after Switzerland World Cup exit. Jordan Pickford might need been a Liverpool participant, if the Reds had listened to former goalkeeper Chris Kirkland.

LIVERPOOL chiefs were told they should sign Jordan Pickford before he moved to Everton, claims Chris Kirkland. The England No 1 was one of country's most sought-after goalkeepers after Sunderland's relegation from But before that, Liverpool were told by former shot-stopper Kirkland

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has revealed that he encouraged the Reds to sign Jordan Pickford years before he was picked up by rivals Everton.

As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Kirkland recalls his time at Preston North End back in 2015.

Kirkland signed a one-year deal with the club and was at Deepdale while Pickford was there on loan.

“I was raving about him to the Liverpool staff, saying ‘this lad is the best I’ve worked with’. I told them he is going to be something special – but not many people take notice of me to be honest!”

“Unfortunately they didn’t get him and Everton have got, for me, a steal even at £30million.”

Courtois clarifies Pickford comments

  Courtois clarifies Pickford comments Thibaut Courtois has clarified his comments on the situation regarding Jordan Pickford following Belgium’s 2-1 win over Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals. Following England’s 1-0 loss to Belgium in the final group stage game late last month, the Everton goalkeeper came under fire from a small section of fans for failing to prevent Adnan Januzaj scoring the opener which would turn out to be the game winner. After the game Courtois seemingly stuck the knife in too, aiming a comment at Pickford’s height and his actions. Courtois was quoted as saying: “The goalkeeper is 10cm smaller than me. I would have caught it.” “He was too busy throwing his legs in the air.” While many in the footballing community, particularly former professional goalkeepers, thought that this comment was unfair, Pickford himself hit back, after a historic performance that included a dramatic save in England’s penalty shootout win over Colombia in the Round of 16. Live on ITV, Pickford said: “I have got power and agility. I don’t care if I’m not the biggest keeper because it’s about being there in the moment and making the save, and I was.” Now Courtois has moved to cool the drama and clarify what he meant in his initial comment. Live on BBC One following the game, Courtois said: “This thing about Jordan, I want to say and clarify it because I heard a lot of stuff.” “I never mocked his height, I want to make that clear, because I would never mock the height of a goalkeeper.” “I think he is a great goalkeeper, he proved that this year.” “I only say that because he got a touch maybe I would have saved it because I’m 15cms taller. But I never mocked his height because I know he is a great goalkeeper.” Editors note: Let’s leave this goalkeeping height debate here, shall we? Grand.

Chris Kirland has told talkSPORT he urged former club Liverpool to sign England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford , long before he joined rivals Everton. And Kirkland has revealed the Reds ’ woes would have been solved had they listened to his advise, having told Anfield chiefs to sign Pickford after

Chris Kirkland reveals he urged Liverpool to sign England No.1 keeper Jordan Pickford . Wrong hand is a myth . Rose got sold twice for the goal and got off very lightly compared to a goalkeeper who wasn’t protected enough.

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After catching the eye at Bradford, Sunderland sent the player to Preston to continue his development.

He would continue to impress and made his way into the Sunderland first-team, which is what prompted Everton to make their move for the player.

Pickford has found his name in the headlines after playing a key role in England’s dramatic penalty shootout against Colombia on Tuesday night.

Colombia v England: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia © Alex Morton/Getty Images Sport Colombia v England: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Liverpool make €70m bid for Alisson .
Liverpool have made an official bid for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, according to a report from Rome based outlet Il Messaggero. Meanwhile, Corriere dello Sport say that Liverpool have told Alisson’s representatives about their willingness to splash the cash to sign the goalkeeper whilst, whislt adding that they believe that the Brazilian’s agent is in the UK to speak to Chelsea, but Alisson would prefer a move to Liverpool as they will be playing in the Champions League next season. The Reds have apparently offered €60m up front plus a further €10m in add-ons for the Brazilian international, which puts them in ‘pole position’ to sign him. Roma’s director of football, Monchi, has apparently made it known to suitors that he wanted €70m for his goalkeeper, but it remains to be seen if he’d be happy with the structure of Liverpool’s offer. Chelsea are Liverpool’s main rivals for Alisson as it looks like they’re about to sell Thibaut Courtois, probably to Real Madrid. New Blues boss, Maurizio Sarri, had identified the 25-year-old as his prefered goalkeeping option to replace the outgoing Belgian, but his club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League may harm his chances. However, if Chelsea can give Alisson more favourable terms than Liverpool, there is still every chance that he could decide to move to London.

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