"I'm really happy here!" - ex-Sunderland goalkeeper responds to Liverpool transfer speculation

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood says he's happy at Hillsborough despite rumours of a move to Liverpool.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has a real problem with his goalkeeping situation.

Rodgers dropped first choice stopper Simon Mignolet for the clash with Manchester United last month, but an injury to deputy Brad Jones means Mignolet has been recalled to the side.

Tonight, the Belgian was at fault for AFC Wimbledon's goal in the 2-1 FA Cup win, and reports are rife that Rodgers will sign a new goalkeeper during this month's transfer window.

Sheffield Wednesday stopper Keiren Westwood was linked with a move to Anfield over the weekend, but it was also reported that the Irish international would reject a move in order to stay at Hillsborough.

Now, the former Sunderland goalkeeper has told The Star that he's happy at Sheffield Wednesday and grateful to the Owls for giving him a chance after a difficult spell at the Stadium of Light.

"I’m really happy to be here. I’m enjoying my football and Sheffield Wednesday is a fantastic club to play for," said Westwood. "I’m delighted with how things have gone and really happy to be playing football again."

"I had to kick-start my career again, which I think I have done and long may it continue. Sometimes things just fit. The fans have taken taken to me. I have taken to the club. I’m happy and have really enjoyed it," he added.

The 30-year-old would be a strange signing considering he struggled to make an impact at Sunderland, whilst he was also available for free this summer, when Liverpool could have signed him to be a backup to Mignolet.

Now though, Sheffield Wednesday would demand a hefty fee for the goalkeeper after a superb first half of the season for the Owls, and his latest comments suggest that he really isn't interested 

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch