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Liverpool eye up £8m keeper

Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet

Liverpool are expecting to finalise an £8million deal for goalkeeper Simon Mignolet next week, according to the Daily Mail.

The Sunderland goalkeeper has impressed in the Premier League, after keeping 11 clean sheets for a side that finished just three points above the relegation zone.

And Brendan Rodgers is ready to bring in the Belgian, with current number one Pepe Reina being linked with a return to Barcelona.

Victor Valdes has just one year left on his contract at the Camp Nou, and Reina is one of a handful of keepers being mooted as Valdes’ replacement at Barcelona.

Rodgers therefore, has identified Mignolet as the best option for the Reds, as he looks to improve his squad.

“We need to build up the depth. I want to have people who might be disappointed because they’re not even on the bench. At the minute we don’t have that so it’s competition we want to get,” he said.

“I don’t want a massive group. We want a tight group with a real core of 17 or 18 players who feel they should always be playing and then supported by a few of our top young talents.

“We haven’t got that. We have one or two on the sidelines but we need more than that.”

Belgium goalkeeper Mignolet is anxious to raise his profile ahead of next year’s World Cup in Brazil, and a move to a top club like Liverpool could give him the opportunity to improve his World Cup hopes.

Will Mignolet be a good signing for Liverpool? Should Pepe Reina leave the Reds?

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