Mignolet in trouble? Liverpool tipped to sign £5m goalkeeper

Michel Vorm

Liverpool are reportedly considering a move for Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm this summer.

Liverpool are set to swoop for Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm from Swansea for around £5million in the summer transfer window, according to reports.

Manager Brendan Rodgers is supposedly interested in Vorm’s services as he looks to increase the competition for the number one jersey for Simon Mignolet.

Vorm, who is likely to appear in Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands squad for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, has appeared just under 100 times for Swansea since joining in 2011.

Liverpool are also reportedly scoured Karl Darlow at Nottingham Forest, but Vorm is thought to be the more desirable option with his Premier League and European experience heading into next season.

Australian goalkeeper Brad Jones has served as cover to both Mignolet and Pepe Reina since 2010, but has struggled to give the club a selection headache having only made eight appearances.

The speculation comes as manager Brendan Rodgers openly urged the club to recruit some top talent this summer, as Liverpool return to the Champions League for the first time in four seasons.

The Reds may yet end up victorious this season, as they contest the final game of the Premier League season on Sunday knowing a win must be matched by at least a draw from rivals Manchester City.

Liverpool face Newcastle at home with 81 points to their name, while City sit top on 83. A win for Liverpool means Manuel Pellegini’s men must get at least a point to reclaim the title. Although a win at Anfield for Liverpool would put them level on points with the Citizens were they to draw, City’s superior 13 goal-difference advantage would see them sneak the title.

With Liverpool outsiders to win the Premier League crown, Brendan Rodgers will now have one eye on the next campaign, and in particular the calibre of player he can recruit to Anfield.

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