Just hours after officially announcing the signing of Marko Grujic from Red Star, Liverpool are close to signing yet another player and this time in a deal to replace shot stopper Simon Mignolet.
The Belgian kept the most number of clean sheets in the calendar year last year but remains a liability at the back for the Reds. He does not command his penalty box to the Kop’s liking and is a player under fire.
Thought Jurgen Klopp has backed the shot stopper many times in press conferences, it will not be easy for him to resist a chance to sign a new keeper and it is now understood that the Merseyside club are set to beat arch rivals Manchester Untied to the signing of young goal keeper Kamil Grabara.
The Liverpool Echo reported that the 16-year old polish keeper is set to undergo a medical at Melwood in days to come and will be a part of the Liverpool academy if the deal is done.
It is understood that big guns like Manchester City and Manchester Untied are also after the young keeper but Jurgen Klopp has stolen the race with early negotiations with the player.
Club president Dariusz Smagorowicz said: “Grabara has been with us for 12 years. A few months ago we signed a contract with him to keep him until 2018, and now Liverpool want to have him.”
Grabara if finishes his move to the Merseyside will follow the footsteps of ex Liverpool keeper and Champions League winner Jersey Dudek.
It will be important for Klopp to make some changes to a squad that is looking average at the moment. The two deals of Grujic and Grabara will not give Liverpool any respite this season but the fans will welcome the manager and his fore sight for the future.
The Reds will travel to Stoke City for a semi-final of the League Cup on Tuesday and then to Exter City for an FA Cup fixture away from home.