Hannover Fear They Could Lose Highly-Rated Liverpool Target

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Former United star could be on his way to Anfield.

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Bundesliga side Hannover are concerned that they could lose out on talented goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler at the end of the season as speculation surrounding his future continues to grow, Sky Sports reports.

The Germany international, who came through the youth ranks at Manchester United before leaving to ply his trade back in his homeland, is believed to have a clause inserted in his contract that would allow him to leave if a bigger club comes in with an offer for him.

Liverpool have been strongly linked as admirers of Zieler, as they seek reinforcements in goal with the possibility that Pepe Reina will leave Anfield at the end of the season.

And Hannover’s President, Martin Kind, also confirmed that will extend to any interested club should they fail to qualify for the Europa League.

“If we don’t reach our goals, then it cannot be ruled out that he suddenly activates a clause in his contract,” Kind said.

Hannover missed out on a place in Europe this season after successive campaigns in the Europa League.

The club currently lie in 10th place after ten games and Zieler has highlighted the importance of playing in European competition is to his chances of making it into the German national team for next summer’s World Cup.

“I’d like to be playing in Europe and it’s important to see how Hannover develop,” said the 24-year-old, who is tied to the Reds until 2015.

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