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Report: Liverpool Hoping To Raid Southampton Once Again This Summer

Report: Liverpool Hoping To Raid Southampton Once Again This Summer

It just wouldn't be a real transfer window if Liverpool weren't linked with a Southampton player. The Merseyside club have made a habit of signing players from the south coast club in the past five years or so, with the path from St Mary's to Anfield becoming a well-trodden one.

The likes of Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane have gone on to become key players at Liverpool, making massive contributions in turning around their fortunes.

As the old saying goes: if ain't broke, don't fix it. That rings true for Liverpool's transfer policy, and they have been linked with a move for yet another Saints player this summer.

The Daily Star are reporting that Liverpool are interested in signing Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, as they seek out a new back-up for Alisson Becker.

Simon Mignolet was number two last season, but he is likely to leave the club in search of first team football this summer. With Loris Karius still on loan at Besiktas, that would leave inexperienced Irish youngster Caoimhin Kelleher as next in line.

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Liverpool are unlikely to leave themselves short in this department, as they would only be one Alisson injury away from a goalkeeping crisis. Top clubs have made a habit of having two high calibre goalkeepers on their books in recent times, something Jurgen Klopp will no doubt be keen to replicate.

McCarthy began last season as first choice at Southampton, with his form earning him an England cap in November of 2018. He would lose his place to Angus Gunn after the arrival of new manager Ralph Hassenhuttl however, and has been out of the team since February.

The 29-year old may view a transfer to Liverpool as his last opportunity to get a move to a top club, even if it would only be on a back-up basis. Jurgen Klopp is believed to be a fan of the player, and he was linked with The Reds in the summer of 2018 before they signed Alisson.

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Gary Connaughton

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