Keiren Westwood Rejects Liverpool Switch To Stay With Sheffield Wednesday

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‘Keeper opts to stay with Championship side instead on making Anfield move.

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has snubbed the chance to join Liverpool as he wants to payback Sheffield Wednesday for helping him kick start his stalling career, according to the Daily Mirror.

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Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has reportedly been monitoring Westwood’s form recently as he looks for a new first choice goalkeeper in the wake of Simon Mignolet’s downturn in fortune.

With an eye on strengthening his options between the sticks, Rodgers had been hoping to make a £2m bid for the Ireland stopper later this month.

But the 30-year-old has apparently pledged to repay the faith Wednesday showed by bringing him to Hillsborough last summer by staying loyal to the Championship outfit.

Having first been linked with a move to be Joe Hart’s understudy at Manchester City but instead opted to move to Hillsborough in order to become the first choice stopper there following a frustrating stint at Sunderland.

“They gave me the chance to kick-start my career again, and I’m really happy to be here,” he said.

“Sometimes things just fit, and I am enjoying my football because Wednesday are a fantastic club to play for.

“I have taken to the club, the fans have taken to me, and I’m delighted with how things have gone. I am so pleased to be with a club I feel are going places, and long may that continue.”

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