Liverpool do not appear to be in need of a goalkeeper. We already have the world’s best goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, the world’s best backup goalkeeper, Adrian, and the world’s best comedian-turned-goalkeeper, Alison Becker.
We also have Caoimhín Kelleher coming up through the ranks. And technically Loris Karis. Technically.
Regardless, we have scouts, and those scouts are keeping an eye on players. And according to the agent of 23-year-old Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, Liverpool are one of several English teams sending scouts to watch Cakir, with a view toward signing him in the summer of 2020.
“Liverpool are one of four English sides keeping close tabs on Ugurcan,” Engin Kirkpinar, Cakir’s agent, said to turkish-football.com. “Liverpool are among the sides interested in Cakir, and they have been monitoring his progress.
“Trabzonspor value Cakir as being worth a minimum £18 million, and will not sell him in January.
“An end-of-season move could however be on the cards.”
Are Liverpool scouts actually watching Cakir? Or did they just miss Daniel Sturridge, currently playing his trade at Trabzonspor?
Considering Liverpool’s current strength at the position, it seems unlikely that they’d splash £18 million on a third-choice keeper (soz, Alison). The only way this starts to make sense is if Adrian is planning a move away in the summer for more playing time, which would make me irrationally sad.
However, the more likely explanation is that Cakir’s agent is trying to build some hype around the player, and name-dropping Liverpool will certainly do that.
Anyway, this is a rumor that is out there.