Talking to Austrailian publication the Sydney Morning Herald, Mat Ryan - who has been linked to Liverpool by the Daily Mail, among others - has said that he sees his future away from Club Brugge, with there a possibility that he could be on the move this summer.
The 23-year-old, who has been linked with Derby County in the past, per foxsports, has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past two years and has quickly become established as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe.
When asked on where he saw his future, he made no attempt to appease supporters and answered that he wants to challenge at the top level.
‘’There’s no point hiding the fact that I want to challenge myself at the highest level,’’ said Ryan. ‘’I'm an ambitious person, and playing in the World Cup and then going so far in the Europa League [narrowly losing to beaten finalists Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the quarter-final] has only strengthened that.
"But if you're going to move, you should only move when it's right for you and when it's good for you. If that's this year or next year, I honestly don't know."
Would Ryan be a good signing for Liverpool?
Although Ryan may not be the star name that some Liverpool fans could be hoping for, his progression over the past two seasons makes him as good a prospect as any.
At just 23, the Plumpton-born shot stopper has played over 200 professional games and been to a World Cup. He has also performed admirably in a European competition and has 14 individual awards to his name – including the Belgium Pro League goalkeeper of the year for both seasons he has played there.
He is certainly a very exciting prospect and with potentially 15-plus years ahead of him, he could be a steal of Brendan Rodgers.