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With a possible £150m about to hit the Anfield coffers this January could prove to be a very proactive one for the Reds.

They will of course need to replace the outgoing Phil Coutinho, but even after that they should have enough money in the bank to spend on a quality goalkeeper.

We have a look at four goalkeepers and how they match up against the current number 1, Simon Mignolet.

1.Jack Butland

England & Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has been a long term target for many of the Premier League big clubs, with Liverpool being the latest to be linked to him.

If we compare him to Mignolet he has only kept 2 clean sheets all season versus Mignolet’s 7, albeit he has to contend with Ryan Shawcross protecting him.

And since Stoke have a shaky defence he is called into action plenty of times, making a total of 55 saves versus only 29 from Mignolet.

Distrubition however seems to be a weak point for Butland with a mere 52% accuracy versus Mignolets 75%.

2.Jan Oblak

Athletico Madrid’s £100m man, it would seem unlikely that Liverpool would make a move for one of the Worlds best even with the Coutinho money in the bank.

But if they were to make a move how does he line up against Mignolet ?

As you might expect he has more clean sheets then both Butland & Mignolet (10 in total) and while he has not has had as many saves as Butland he still comes out with a very respectable 44.

Again like Butland, it’s the distribution which has let him down with only 56% accuracy.

3.Sergio Rico

The likely hood of Liverpool being able to afford Oblak may be slim, but they could certainly afford Oblak light, Sergio Rico of Seville

The young Spaniard has not played as many games as the rest of the keepers on this list, with only 11 appearances in the La Liga so far, but he has kept 5 clean sheets, his saves ratio is pretty low only making 20 saves this season but distribution is the best of the keepers so far with 67%

4.Alisson

Last but certainly not the least is Roma’s keeper Alisson, at 25 he is still young for a goalkeeper and could make the number one spot his own for the next 10 years.

He has kept the most clean sheets in Seria A this season with 9 and has made a 46 saves which is better then Oblak’s rate.

His distribution accuracy is an unbelievable 85%, as a ball playing sweeper keeper he would fit into a Jurgen Klopp side with ease.

Liverpool would have also built up a relationship with Roma during the transfer negotiations of Mo Salah this summer, if they can pull another one out of the hat this window they will finally be able to say they replaced Pepe Reina.

 

 

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