Liverpool Make Offer for Quality Spanish Keeper to Replace Simon Mignolet

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Anfield boss seeks to bring in alternative to faltering Belgian.

Liverpool have reportedly made an opening offer for Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla with Brendan Rodgers seeking to replace Simon Mignolet according to the Metro.

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Belgian international Mignolet has come in for a fair amount of criticism in recent months and it appears Rodgers is ready to bring in an alternative shot-stopper in the form of highly rated Spaniard Casilla.

Former Real Madrid man Casilla has been in fine form at Espanyol over the past 18 months and has forced his way into Vicente del Bosque’s national team set-up behind Man United’s David de Gea and veteran Casillas, but could well be ready for a high-profile move to Merseyside.

Liverpool had a very leaky defence last term but overcame that issue with a hugely effective attack, a factor that is less evident this season.

Mignolet has kept just two clean sheets in his last 19 Liverpool appearances.

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