Liverpool prepare fresh bid for £26.3m-rated Lazio star

Liverpool are reportedly preparing to launch a £26.3m offer for Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.

The Merseyside giants are currently searching for a new stopper following the performance of Loris Karius in the Champions League final, with the German making two high-profile mistakes as the Reds lost 3-1 to Real Madrid.

Roma’s Alisson Becker has been strongly linked with a move to Anfield, but according to TuttoMercatoWeb, Liverpool have switched their attention to Lazio’s Albanian goalkeeper, and feel that £26.3m would be enough to sign him.

Strakosha, 23, joined Lazio from Greek club Panionios in 2012, and has made 77 appearances for the Italian giants – including 52 in all competitions during the 2017-18 campaign.

Jurgen Klopp’s team have also been credited with an interest in Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, who has struggled for football at Camp Nou since his arrival in August 2016.