Liverpool should steer clear of Cech if Arsenal goalkeeper becomes available

Liverpool should not consider making a move for Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech if he becomes available following the acquisition of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.

What’s the word?

Unai Emery secured his second summer signing of the window on Tuesday when Leno finalised a move from the Bundesliga.

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In our recent poll, the majority of Arsenal fans expressed a desire for the club to prioritise signing a new keeper, and they got their wish.

Liverpool are also believed to be on the hunt for a new shot-stopper following Loris Karius’s horror show in the Champions League final.

Numerous names have been linked to the position, but so far, the Reds have not got a deal over the line.

Even though Petr Cech was recently handed the number one jersey for the 2018-19 season, there is an argument that the current first choice will drop down the pecking order now that Leno is in town.

Why shouldn’t Liverpool take advantage?

There is no denying that Cech remains one of the best keepers in the Premier League.

The 36-year-old has a winning mentality having won four league titles at his former club Chelsea.

However, there were moments of concern last season when he made blunders in between the sticks.

It would not make sense for Liverpool to move for a keeper that Arsenal do not see worthy as first choice – if that indeed becomes the case.

The Reds require a world-class stopper, but they should target a younger figure rather than someone who is nearing the closing stages of his career.