Sheffield Wednesday stopper Keiren Westwood says he has no regrets over rejecting Liverpool transfer

Sheffield Wednesday

The Irishman was being linked with a move to Liverpool in January.

Simon Mignolet has been in great form for Liverpool in 2015. The Belgian had struggled throughout the beginning of the season. The stopper was continually making individual errors and was not claiming crosses into the box. To be blunt, he was playing poor.

With that in mind, Liverpool were linked with a heap of goalkeepers, including Sheffield Wednesday star Keiren Westwood. The Irishman had been released by Sunderland last summer but went on to have a stunning start to the season with The Owls. It was reported by The Mirror that Liverpool were keen on the player, but that he rejected the move.

Yesterday, when speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, he made it clear he never considered making the move to Liverpool, despite the promise of European football:

“It wasn’t in the forefront of my mind. I had literally just got here and it would have been very silly to leave a club after two months of being here.

“It’s not my scene, not my style, and I was always going to see the season out. I am very happy here and have enjoyed my time here. It’s been great."

Westwood has been superb this term. He has kept 17 clean sheets, a record for the club, and was today named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year.

Liverpool though are likely pleased Westwood didn't arrive. Mignolet has come on leaps and bounds since his struggles and is now one of the in-form custodians in the Premier League. Westwood meanwhile can continue to enjoy regular first-team football at Hillsborough. 

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