Stoke City’s Jack Butland is odds-on to start Liverpool’s first Premier League game of next season, according to our traders.
After Loris Karius’ nightmare in the Champions League final, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Liverpool brought in a new number one.
Butland looks increasingly likely to be that man. The England international is now 8/11 to join the Reds.
Roma’s Alisson is a 6/1 shot to move to Merseyside and start on the opening day of the campaign.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “We’re so confident of Jack Butland swapping Stoke for Liverpool that we’re now taking bets on him starting their opening game next season – as it looks increasingly likely Karius has played his last game for the Kop.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Jack Butland – 8/11
Loris Karius – 3/1
Simon Mignolet – 4/1
Alisson – 6/1
All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication