Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic has been one of the World Cup’s standout performers, saving a penalty shootout to send his country into the quarter-finals.

Dominik Livakovic, a goalkeeper from Croatia, could be the ideal solution to Graham Potter’s Chelsea problem.

Dominik Livakovic, a goalkeeper from Croatia, could be the ideal solution to Graham Potter’s Chelsea problem.
During his tenure at Chelsea, Graham Potter has preferred Kepa Arrizabalaga over Edouard Mendy. Mendy has only started two games for the Blues since Potter’s arrival in September, due to injuries and poor form.

Kepa’s form has improved at Chelsea, but his ability as the Blues’ No. 1 keeper remains in doubt when compared to Liverpool’s Alisson and Manchester City’s Ederson. City and Liverpool have demonstrated how having a world-class goalkeeper can propel a team to domestic and European success.

Dominik Livakovic of Croatia has had an outstanding World Cup campaign in Qatar. The 27-year-old was his country’s hero in the penalty shootout win over Japan, making three outstanding saves to send Croatia into the quarter-finals against Brazil.

Many fans and pundits have taken notice of Livakovic’s World Cup performances as he continues to impress for his country. The Croatian keeper kept a clean sheet against the Blues in Thomas Tuchel’s final match in charge, as Dinamo Zagreb shocked the Blues 1-0 earlier this season in the UEFA Champions League.

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Mendy’s form has yet to improve, with the Chelsea goalkeeper struggling to perform well for Senegal at the World Cup after being at fault for a number of goals throughout the tournament. Kepa is still determined to prove himself at Stamford Bridge, but Potter may look to bring in a new goalkeeper, with both Jordan Pickford and Illan Meslier linked with moves to Chelsea.

On transfermarkt, Livakovic is valued at €8.5 million (£7.2 million), which represents a low-risk fee given the Blues’ financial strength. Todd Boehly is eager to bolster Potter’s squad with new additions in January, and a new goalkeeper could be a priority.

By michel

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