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5 Simon Mignolet replacements Liverpool could target this summer

Sam May
Top 5 / Top 10
7.93K   //    14 May 2018, 22:20 IST

Simon Mignolet has grown frustrated at Liverpool
seen himself fall down the pecking order at Anfield

As Liverpool look to secure a solid spine in the team with Virgil Van Dijk and welcome the arrival of midfielder Naby Keita from RB Leipzig in the summer, attention will certainly focus on a goalkeeper as a key missing piece of Jurgen Klopp’s jigsaw.

The Reds boss previously confirmed Loris Karius as his No.1 going forward, and seems that status will remain for now, meaning Mignolet will surely look for a move once international duty with Belgium at this summer’s World Cup in Russia is finished.

Mignolet hasn't featured in the Premier League since New Year's Day, after the Liverpool beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor. Borussia Dortmund are understood to be keen on the 30-year-old's services and are said to be readying a £10 million bid.

But who could the Reds look to as they search for competition for their current shot stopper? We look at the top 5 potentials from around Europe.

#5 Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen)

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Bernd Leno is expected to be part of Joachim Low’s World Cup squad this summer in Russia

The 26-year-old Germany international, may attract Klopp due to the fact he will know him from the Bundesliga meetings with his former club Borussia Dortmund.

In September 2011, he was the youngest goalkeeper to ever to play in a Champions League match when he featured against Chelsea aged 19 in the group stages of the competition.

With over 250 first team appearances for his current club and former employers Stuttgart, he would expect to take the No.1 birth should he make the move to Merseyside. He may form part of Joachim Low’s Germany squad for the World Cup in a couple of month’s time. Around £18 million may be enough to persuade Leverkusen to sell. The Reds will need to act fast to secure his services, with Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Napoli keen.

Possibility of signing: 2/5

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Sam May
Freelance football writer, specialising in identifying and reporting on young players. Contributed to various websites/publications.
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