Liverpool “considering” impressive Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan

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Club Brugge goalkeeper Mat Ryan has been linked with a summer move to Liverpool, as the club look to replace Simon Mignolet.

 

The Guardian‘s Andy Hunter, and Chris Bascombe of the Telegraph, both normally reliable sources of transfer news, report that the Reds are interested in signing the Australian.

Bascombe claims that Brendan Rodgers is seemingly not interested in bringing the highly-rated 22-year-old to Anfield this month, or anyone according to the Mirror, but that a move for him at the end of the season is possible.

Liverpool’s goalkeeping situation is badly in need of addressing, with Mignolet and Brad Jones a consistent weak link in a side that is improving by the week in other areas of the pitch.

Not bringing in a new ‘keeper in January is certainly a risk, as Rodgers’ men look to tackle three cup competitions and a top-four finish, and it looks as though we will soon find out whether the gamble paid off or not.

Ryan is Australia’s first-choice goalkeeper and impressed at last summer’s World Cup. He is currently taking part in the Asia Cup in his homeland, where the Socceroos have reached the quarter-finals.

Ryan certainly fits the criteria of player that Liverpool are seeking to sign. He was elected as goalkeeper of the Belgian League this week. At only 5ft. 11, he’s not the tallest goalkeeper, but he is commanding, has good reflexes and, crucially, is good with his feet.

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