Could Vincent Enyeama become Liverpool's saviour next season?


After excelling for Lille in Ligue 1, the Nigerian goalkeeper could be the exact piece of the puzzle that Brendan Rodgers is looking for as his No.1

One position that has troubled Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool this season is the man between the posts. Simon Mignolet was signed from Sunderland for big momey in the summer of 2013, but after a positive start, a series of blunders raised questions about his ability and he was dropped for a meeting with Manchester United in December 2014.

After some time out of the spotlight, an injury to Brad Jones has seen Mignolet make his return.

The time away seems to have done the 'keeper good and he hasn't conceded a goal in 390 minutes of Premier League action.

After Leicester City scored their second in the New Year's Day draw at Anfield, the Belgian has kept clean sheets against Sunderland, Aston Villa, West Ham and Everton.

That brings Mignolet's clean sheet count to eight for the season, which is a great return, but Rodgers could still be in the market for a new goalkeeper and someone who could become the saviour of the Liverpool defence is Lille OSC shot-stopper, Vincent Enyeama.

Although he is 32 years old, the Nigerian has been magnificent over the past two seasons for the French club. Last season he kept 21 clean sheets as Lille had one of the best defences in the whole of Europe.

This campaign, despite Lille struggling, Enyeama's levels have not dropped. Even though they are mid-table, only four teams have conceded fewer goals than Lille this season.

In comparison to Mignolet, Enyeama has kept nine clean sheets in Ligue 1 this season, and that's despite of Lille's failings.

Enyeama's contract is up in 2017 but, at his age, it wouldn't take a huge bid to prise him away from the French club.

Enyeama would provide Liverpool with a dependable, steady and consistent performer as their last line of defence. He is commanding, a wonderful shot-stopper and can often be the difference between one point and three.

Without Enyeama, Lille would not have finished third last season, with the Nigerian anchoring Liverpool's defence, they could see the same level of return.

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