Liverpool plan shock bid for Premier League goalkeeper

Joe Williams
Sadio Mane Tom Heaton Liverpool Burnley

Liverpool are interested in Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton as a back-up option for Allison, according to reports.

Alisson had a brilliant first season at Anfield after making a £66.8million move from Roma last summer and went on to win the Premier League Golden Glove award.

Paul Joyce of The Times reported in late June that Liverpool ‘expect’ current back-up goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to remain at the club next season after ‘valuing his attitude and approach’.

The arrival of Alisson severely restricted Mignolet’s opportunities, who was fighting it out with Loris Karius for the number one jersey in 2017-18 and there have been rumours he could still leave.

Liverpool’s interest in Heaton comes off the back of another error from Mignolet, who let a shot through his grasp in the 2-2 friendly draw with Sporting Lisbon.

The Daily Mail – in just one line – claims that there is ‘interest’ from Liverpool and Aston Villa for the 33-year-old Burnley keeper.

Heaton, who is Burnley’s club captain, has just a year left on his current contract at Turf Moor and could be available for a cut-price fee.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche has Nick Pope and Joe Hart already on his books and it seems almost certain that at least one will depart this summer.

Heaton has played 200 times for the Clarets, helping the club to promotion twice.