Liverpool are looking at Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa as Brendan Rodgers plots to replace Simon Mignolet next month, according to former Anfield stopper, Bruce Gobbelaar.
The Reds’ Belgian goalie has made a stuttering start to the current season, which culminated in his dropping from the starting XI for the loss at Manchester United.
Long-term back-up man Brad Jones stepped in as Rodgers revealed that Mignolet would be taken out of the limelight indefinitely, yet with the Australian injured, the ex-Sunderland man has been re-called.
Ochoa was a target for Liverpool over the summer, and with the recent struggles between the sticks a worry for the Merseysiders, he’s re-emerged as a player on the club’s radar.
The curly-haired stopper shone for Mexico at the World Cup – at which time he was a free agent – but his move to Malaga has been far from successful, which has prompted speculation that a £3m move may go through in January.
And Grobbelaar says that his old club have been looking at Ochoa:
“I’m not really any more encouraged by Mignolet [following his dropping],” he told talkSPORT.
“Liverpool need another goalkeeper and I believe Ochoa from Mexico has been looked at.”