Liverpool 'make contact with Tottenham' over Paulo Gazzaniga as they eye emergency keeper transfer after Alisson injury

LIVERPOOL have made contact with Tottenham over a move for Paulo Gazzaniga as they eye an emergency transfer following Alisson's injury.

Jurgen Klopp revealed the Reds would be without their star stopper for around six weeks with a shoulder injury.


And now, the Independent are claiming Liverpool are in for Tottenham No3 Gazzaniga as back-up to Adrian.

The Spaniard endured a torrid evening in the 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa – particularly his howler for the first goal, where he passed the ball away under very little pressure.

Klopp has confessed Alisson has "no chance" of being fit for Liverpool's next game – the Merseyside derby against league-leaders Everton immediately after the international break.

The German chief said: "We were slightly fortunate but it is not that he can play against Everton.

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"I think six weeks is maybe more likely but I don't know.

"So we have to further assess this thing and that is how it is."

Following Joe Hart's summer arrival at Tottenham, Gazzaniga has been pushed further down the pecking order behind club captain Hugo Lloris.

And he could now join Liverpool in a bid to keep Adrian on his toes and give the Reds a more senior back-up stopper

The current Kop No3 is youngster Caoimhin Kelleher – who was on the bench for the 7-2 Midlands mauling.

But Klopp has revealed he refuses to hold Adrian solely responsible for the defeat.

The Kop boss said: "The first goal was not too cool, of course, but apart from that, I don't think he had anything to do with all the other goals pretty much.

"We didn't help him tonight, let me say it like this.

"So, he is a really good goalie who played 11 games for us last year [at the start of the season] and that is all fine.

"Tonight, our goalie was not the problem, only around the first goal.

"And the reaction for that first goal was not his problem, it was our problem."

Gazzaniga is yet to feature in 2020-21, but did play 25 times in all competitions last season due to Lloris sickening elbow injury.

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