Liverpool receive boost as Barcelona ace reveals first-team desire

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has alerted Liverpool after revealing he is desperate for more first team football, with the Reds looking to bring the goalkeeper on a six-month loan, Express reports.

Liverpool have been in search for a goalkeeper for some time now after Mignolet’s under par performances the last few months, with Ter Stegen in amongst the names targeted by the Anfield club.

The German ace has had to play second-fiddle to Claudio Bravo since his move from Borussia Mönchengladbach during the summer, being limited to only 10 starts which have all come in cup competitions.

But despite performing well in the opportunities he was given, the 22-year-old is keen to play weekly in league fixtures.

The keeper told Marca: “For now, the manager counts on me for the Cup and Champions League, but I’d like to play in the league.

“I want La Liga, even if Bravo is doing a good job.”

This will be a boost to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who wants Ter Stegen to be the man guarding the posts as the club push for the last remaining Champions League spot.

The Reds have also been linked with a move for Chelsea ace Petr Cech, but Blues manager Jose Mourinho is hopeful the veteran will stay at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season.