Reunion on the cards? Why Liverpool should make a move for Rodgers favourite

Michel Vorm

Liverpool have once again been linked with a move to sign Swansea's Michel Vorm – how important is adding a goalkeeper to the Reds?

Brendan Rodgers' side came so close to winning their first ever Premier League title last season, but a shocking capitulation away at Crystal Palace opened the door to Manchester City, who took advantage of Liverpool's collapse at Selhurst Park to take the crown. Since that night, many supporters have been looking for Rodgers to strengthen the defence in the summer transfer window.

However, the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona has left Rodgers with other priorities. Attacking players Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Lazar Markovic have been brought in to try and replace the Uruguayan, but with those players now in place, Rodgers can turn his attention to his defence - and his latest transfer pursuit suggests he isn't happy with his goalkeeping situation.

Speculation today is once again linking Liverpool with a move to sign goalkeeper Michel Vorm - who Rodgers of course signed for Swansea City during his time in South Wales. The Dutchman, who went to the World Cup with the Netherlands this summer, is also a reported target for Tottenham Hotspur after Garry Monk's Swans snapped up former Arsenal stopper Lukasz Fabianski.

The 30-year-old could now leave the Liberty Stadium, and Rodgers is allegedly lining up a reunion in order to add competition for Simon Mignolet.

The Belgian endured a tough first season at Anfield with some shaky displays, and Rodgers is right to look for a challenger given that Brad Jones isn't good enough to do that. It's hardly a vote of confidence for the Belgian, but in order to win that elusive Premier League title, Rodgers must add competition for places, and Vorm is the best way to do that.

There are other areas of the team that need to be strengthened too, including left back and the addition of another centre forward wouldn't go amiss, and whilst some fans would rather the money is spent on other areas, landing a top goalkeeper who can push Mignolet to his full potential is another smart move - depending on the price tag.

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