Reds now turned their attentions towards German international Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Liverpool are considering a surprise move for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen in a bid to solve their crisis between the sticks, report the Daily Star, with the German international having been forced to play second fiddle to Claudio Bravo since joining from Borussia Monchengladbach for £9.7 million in the summer.
Known for his fine ability on the ball and impressive reflexes, ter Stegen is also somewhat eccentric and prone to catastrophics errors, which may have led to Barcelona using the more experienced and consistent Bravo as first choice, for now at least, since he arrived from La Liga rivals Real Sociedad.
The Reds are believed to be investigating the possibility of bringing the 22 year-old to the Premier League, although it is not clear whether their interest is in a loan or permanent deal, with ter Stegen today having indicated that he is unhappy with the lack of playing opportunities afforded to him by Barcelona manager Luis Enrique:
“It’s good to be at Barca but the situation is difficult. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t care and it isn’t easy being a spectator.”
Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for a goalkeeper in January on account of the struggles of first choice duo Simon Mignolet and Brad Jones, with the former having returned to the team recently on account of an injury suffered by his Australian deputy.