Premier League football has come to a stop during international break. World Cup Qualifiers saw Diogo Jota score two goals for Portugal in their match against Serbia, and victories for Ozan Kabak, Georginio Wijnaldum and Neco Williams.
While the world watched from the sidelines, Liverpool proactively sent scouts to watch Ozan Kabak's Turkey take on Erling Haaland's Norway. In a match that ended in a 3-0 victory for Kabak and the Turkish national team, Michael Edwards sent scouts to watch Ugurcan Cakir.
According to Turkish outlet asistanaliz, Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp hold long term interest in the Trabzonspor goalkeeper. The 24 year-old Turkish international has been linked with the Reds in the past and the rumour has been brought up again ahead of this summer's transfer window.
In an impressive season, the Turkish shot stopper has conceded 29 goals in 29 matches, keeping ten clean sheets in the process.
Although he faded away from the spotlight, an incredible performance in Turkey's 4-2 win over Netherlands put big clubs on notice. Although Liverpool's interest is well know, they face strong competition from the likes of Chelsea, Brighton and West Bromwich Albion.
This report is the first time that Ugurcan Cakir has been linked with the Reds since the club's rumoured transfer bid last May. With Adrian heading for an Anfield exit in the summer, Jugen Klopp will need a new backup keeper.
Could the Turkish shot stopper join his international teammate Ozan Kabak at Liverpool?