Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir is on Liverpool’s transfer radar and the Turkish star’s agent has touted an £18m deal.

The club experienced life without Alisson Becker earlier in the term and Jurgen Klopp is believed to be convinced that he needs a new, long-term back-up.

Having scouted the 23-year-old star, Liverpool are named by Cakir’s entourage Engin Kirkpinar as among the clubs tracking his progress.

Engin told Turkish-football.com: “Liverpool are one of four English sides keeping close tabs on Ugurcan. Liverpool are among the sides interested in Cakir, and they have been monitoring his progress.

“Trabzonspor value Cakir as being worth a minimum £18m, and will not sell him in January. An end-of-season move could however be on the cards.”

Adrian ably backed up Brazil international for 11 matches earlier in the term but, at 32, may not be considered strong enough to challenge the South American in the long run.

Meanwhile, Uguracn made his Turkey debut in May to help their stunning defensive form in Euro 2020 qualification.

Featuring as Mert Gunok’s deputy, the keeper has conceded just one goal in his two caps – matching his similar eye-catching numbers for Trabzonspor.

The Black Sea outfit sit third in the Super Lig after letting in just 24 goals in their 18 matches across all competitions this campaign.

By contrast, the Reds’ impeccable defence has somewhat deserted them this campaign. The club have not kept a clean sheet in almost two months and are yet to keep a home shutout.