Liverpool linked Asmir Begovic admits interest is flattering

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic says that interest in his services is flattering.

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is growing used to being linked with some of Europe's biggest clubs. 

The Potters' stopper has established himself as one of the finest goalkeepers in the Premier League and, as a result, it is rare that a transfer window passes without Begovic being linked with a move away from the Britannia Stadium. 

Over the summer it was Real Madrid who were being tipped to swoop for the Bosnian international and now, with the January transfer window drawing closer, Liverpool have reportedly put Begovic on their wish-list

The Premier League side are looking for a goalkeeper and Begovic admits that being linked with so many high-profile teams is flattering - even if he is simply concentrating on helping Stoke out at the moment. 

"It's flattering to see yourself linked with certain clubs, but at the moment I'm just really focused on what I'm trying to do here," he told Sky Sports. "It's just part of the game, you learn that as you get older.

"I'm just enjoying playing here and trying to get better all the time."

Liverpool are in dire need of a first-choice custodian due to the poor form of Simon Mignolet. 

The Belgian has looked out of sorts this season and Brendan Rodgers is apparently keen to sign an upgrade in January. 

However, convincing Stoke to sell Begovic could be a tough task. The Potters have consistently warned interested parties off the goalkeeper, who they consider a major part of their future plans, and have set a high asking price for the 27-year-old. 

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