Liverpool’s youth recruitment drive could continue with the addition of another goalkeeper in Newcastle United 18-year-old Freddie Woodman.
Having already signed 17-year-old Polish shot-stopper Kamil Grabara this January, Liverpool look set to continue their search for young, talented custodians.
This could result in a move for Newcastle‘s highly rated goalkeeper Woodman.
According to the Newcastle Chronicle, Liverpool are among a number of Premier League sides scouting the Croydon-born star.
Recalled to the Newcastle squad from a loan spell with Crawley Town following injury to first-team No. 1 Tim Krul, Woodman is yet to make his Premier League debut for the Magpies.
With less than six months left on his current contract, Liverpool have been alerted to his availability.
The Reds are thought to have joined Southampton, Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur in scouting Woodman this season, as the 6’1″ stopper performs for Newcastle‘s U21s.
Woodman has made 18 appearances for Crawley, Newcastle and the U21s this season, keeping six clean sheets.
His only appearance for the first team came in November’s 2-0 defeat to Peterborough United in the League Cup.
At 18, however, time is on his side, and with Liverpool seemingly scouting the best goalkeeping talent, he could be primed for a big move.
With his father, goalkeeping coach Andy, having moved from Newcastle to Palace in the summer, a return to the south east could be more likely.
But Woodman may see a spot for himself at Liverpool, with Lawrence Vigouroux likely to join Swindon Town on a permanent basis, the prospect of operating under Klopp could be an appealing one.
As Liverpool continue to pursue young goalkeepers however, the decision to hand Simon Mignolet a new long-term contract remains a bemusing one.