Brendan Rodgers had been interested in bringing Swansea’s Michel Vorm to Anfield
Manager Brendan Rodgers had wanted to bring in Vorm, who he worked with during his time with Swansea, as competition to Simon Mingolet in a season that sees the club return to the Champions League for the first time in five seasons.
But negotiations seemed to stumble following the return of Pepe Reina to the Liverpool squad, as Liverpool have so far failed in moving the Spanish goalkeeper on.
Vorm now looks set to join Tottenham Hotspur, where he will play second-fiddle to Hugo Lloris for the number one jersey. Saturday night also saw Swansea’s Ben Davies fly to Seattle to complete a move to Spurs, another signing that Liverpool had also been interested in.
The Merseyside club had an £8million bid rejected for Davies, and Tottenham now looked to have tied up a deal believed to be around £15million for the pair, with Gylfi Sigurðsson also going the other way.
With Vorm now reportedly out of the picture for a possible move to Liverpool, the club will now look to Fiorentina’s Neto instead. Neto has one year left on his contract with the Italian outfit, but has only made 43 league appearances since arriving in January 2011.
The speculation surrounding the spar goalkeeping vacancy at the Reds will surely add pressure for Mingolet to perform. After a solid start at Anfield last season, the Belgian’s performances struggled to match the heights he previously set, and with European football returning to the club, another pair of safe hands could be required.