Liverpool planning shock Chelsea raid for £8m star

Liverpool are plotting a shock raid on Chelsea for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, according to the Daily Star.

The Bosnian has been first choice at Stamford Bridge this season in the wake of Thibaut Courtois’ long term injury, though is widely expected to revert to backup duty once the Belgian returns.

Only signed this summer, it is thought his impressive performances amid the Blues’ nightmare title defence have put him in the shop window.

Reds chief Jurgen Klopp is understood to be chasing an upgrade on current Number 1 Simon Mignolet, despite his public backing of the player.

Klopp could offer the 28-year old former Stoke City custodian a chance as a nailed on first-choice shot stopper at Anfield, in what could be a hugely tempting move.

Mignolet has failed to wholly convince he is of the required standard to mind the net for the Merseyside giants since arriving from Sunderland in 2012.