Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp is weighing up a move for Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.
Simon Mignolet is set to leave Anfield this summer with Alisson firmly ensconced as Liverpool ’s number one.
And Saints star McCarthy is on Klopp’s radar as he looks for a new back-up keeper.
Klopp considered a move for McCarthy last summer when a deal for Alisson looked like it might have to be put on hold with Roma digging their heels in.
But the Reds finally got their man and McCarthy remained at St Mary’s.
McCarthy, 29, began the season as the Saints’ number one under Mark Hughes and his form led to a call-up by England boss Gareth Southgate which saw him make his Three Lions debut as a second-half substitute against the USA in November.
He kept his place at Southampton following Ralph Hassenhuttl’s arrival as manager but lost it to Angus Gunn in February and was unable to displace the former Manchester City youngster.
That has paved the way for a move from Klopp as he looks to freshen up his goalkeeping unit.
Mignolet, 31, has made over 200 appearances for the Merseyside club since joining from Sunderland in 2013.
However, he played just twice for Klopp's side last season as he was unable to displace Alisson from the starting XI.
Following his £67m move from the Serie A side, the Brazilian enjoyed a strong first season at Anfield as he made 41 appearances in all competitions.https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/liverpool-eye-shock-goalkeeper-transfer-16525457
Not a bad choice for #2. He lost his place to Angus Gunn anyway and probably we could get him for the same price Mignolet is sold for. Adds to the homegrown quota too.