Jack Butland odds-on to start Liverpool’s first game of the season


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.

It’s 3/1 that Jurgen Klopp sticks with Karius at the start of the season. Simon Mignolet is 4/1 to get the nod.

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:

To start Liverpool’s first Premier League game next season 

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



Daniel Anwar

Daniel has covered sports for Squawka, FourFourTwo and iSportconnect. He is a naively optimistic Arsenal fan and is also passionate about music, film and chicken wings.