Liverpool sent scouts to the Super Lig clash between bitter rivals Trabzonspor and Fenerbahce on Sunday 1 September at the Sukru Saracoglu stadium.
A Trabzonspor insider revealed to Turkish-Football that the Reds sent a scout to the game and that they have been monitoring goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir since last season.
Liverpool lack depth in the goalkeeper department, Adrian is filling in for the injury Alisson Becker.
Loris Karius is currently on loan at Besiktas but the Super Lig side could end up signing the German keeper on a permanent move if they use their buy option.
Cakir has enjoyed a meteoric rise ever since breaking into the first-team last season.
The 23-year-old is one of the highest-rated goalkeepers in the league and put on another impressive display over the weekend against Fenerbahce.
Cakir made eight saves over the course of the 90 minutes including several incredible stops in the second half to prevent Fenerbahce from scoring again.
FIN DE MATCH 🚨
Les deux équipes se quittent sur un match nul. Mention spéciale à Ugurcan Cakir qui a sorti un très très grand match.
👉🏻 Fenerbahce 1-1 Trabzonspor
— SuperLig 🇫🇷 (@TurcFootball) September 1, 2019
The Turkey international also distributed the ball well, was dominant in the air and read the game expertly knowing when to slow down the tempo and when to kick off a counter-attacking move.
The 1.91m tall keeper was named Man of the Match for his display against Fenerbahce.
Cakir has conceded three goals in three games this season making a total of 15 saves in the Super Lig.