Liverpool make Man United star top target to solve problem position

Liverpool are eager to offer Victor Valdes an escape from his Manchester United hell with Jurgen Klopp yet to be convinced by Simon Mignolet, according to reports from Don Balon.

The Belgian’s performances have drawn criticism for some time, with his error-prone approach and questionable distribution often detracting from his top class shot-stopping ability.

Klopp may have only been at Anfield a matter of weeks, but despite some solid defensive showings from his side he’s believed to be looking for a new goalkeeper ahead of January, and reports claim that Valdes is the player he wants.

The 33-year-old ex-Barca man is currently in the wilderness at United after falling out with manager Louis van Gaal due to an alleged refusal to represent the club’s U-21 side in a bid to get his fitness levels up.

He is currently training away from the rest of the Red Devils’ first-team stars and has not been included in a single match-day squad this term, even when David de Gea was also banished to the stands amid links with Real Madrid.

Barca’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen is also a target, but it’s claimed that Valdes is seen as a better option, even though he’s made only two Premier League appearances.

A move is, however, somewhat unlikely, with reports having previously indicated that United are not willing to let him leave to join a rival English side.

Further to this, the last player to move between Anfield and Old Trafford was Phil Chisnall in 1964, heading from Manchester to Merseyside in a deal worth £25,000 – he was only the ninth player to do so in history.