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Jurgen Klopp offered France international who could solve Liverpool’s problem area

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool understood to have been offered Olympique de Marseille stopper Steve Mandanda.

According to L’Equipe [via the Express], OM are open to offloading the experienced guardsman and have offered him to potential suitors for £2.95million (€4m).

This fee would represent a bargain for an experienced campaigner who would surely be an upgrade on Simon Mignolet, a player who has not always convinced since moving to Anfield from Sunderland in 2013.

While Mignolet is prone to moments of uncertainty and temporary lapses of concentration, Mandanda is a fine all-round stopper who can marshal his area and excels as a shot stopper.

He won the Ligue 1 title with Marseille in 2010, and has also lifted three Coupe de la Ligue crowns and the Trophee des Champions on two occasions.

Similarly, he is a three-time Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year, and would surely have won more than his 21 French caps were it not for the sustained brilliance of Hugo Lloris.

The Reds have also been linked with a move for FC Koln stopper Timo Horn, Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen [both via the Express as above], as well as Stoke City No. 1  Jack Butland [Liverpool Echo].

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