Liverpool have turned their attentions to Club Brugge star Matthew Ryan as they continue their search to fix their goalkeeping crisis after the future of Simon Mignolet has been cast into doubt, The Telegraph reports.
The 22-year-old is thought to be being closely monitored by the club as he is now taking part in the Asia Cup with the Australian national team, but it isn’t likely that the Reds will make an offer until the summer.
Club Brugge director Arnar Gretarsson also revealed that he believes Ryan has what it takes to make a move to the Premier League and even admitted that there is a high possibility he could leave the club.
“I don’t see him staying for much longer at Club Brugge. I think he will move to a bigger team, possibly for next season.
“I know he would like to go to the Premier League, everybody wants to play in that league, but I could also see him in the Primera Division or the Bundesliga. He definitely has the quality to play in the big three leagues.”
Mignolet’s form for Brendan Rodgers has been under question in recent months, potentially prompting his manager to begin scouting for a new man between the sticks.
The Belgium international was even dropped for few games, but was eventually brought back into the starting line up after back up keeper Brad Jones suffered an injury.