Liverpool are in the market for a few players and a goalkeeper has been one of Brendan Rodgers’ priorities, especially with the form of Simon Mignolet from the start of this season. The Belgian goalkeeper has come under fire from former players and pundits as not being good enough to play for Liverpool and is considered as one of the weak links in the Liverpool team.
Mignolet joined the Reds from Sunderland a couple of seasons ago and was considered to be one of the best young goalkeepers in the Premier League, it was expected that he would grow into a better player playing for Liverpool but his form and ability has regressed and he has been benched indefinitely by Brendan Rodgers before the Manchester United game in which Brad Jones played as the goalkeeper for Liverpool.
News has been filtering from various sources that Liverpool have secured the services of Guillermo Ochoa, the Mexican goalkeeper from Malaga for a fee of around £3 million.
Ochoa, who was one of the most impressive goalkeepers in the 2014 World Cup was without a club and was signed by Malaga as a free agent before the start of the season, however he has been 2nd choice to Carlos Kameni and has only appeared once for the Spanish team.
Ochoa, 29 years old, was on Liverpool’s radar right after the World cup but was not followed by the Liverpool team, he would have been able to join the Reds in the summer for free but now reports are stating that he is set to join the Merseysiders in the January transfer window.
Rodgers does not have many options in the goalkeeping department and bringing in Ochoa will be an upgrade on Brad Jones at least, who has always remained an understudy for the clubs he has played for.
Ochoa will be looking to provide Simon Mignolet with competition and hopefully be able to claim the number 1 position at Liverpool.
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