Peter Gulacsi's Premier League links highlight Liverpool's costly mistake

This image has been converted to black and white) Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on September 9,...

Arsenal and Chelsea are both reportedly watching RB Leipzig shot-stopper Peter Gulacsi - four years after he was released by Liverpool.

Leipzig´s Hungarian goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi reacts during the German First division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs RB Leipzig in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on August 19,...

Peter Gulacsi played more games on loan for Tranmere Rovers, Hereford United and Hull City during his spell in English football than he did for parent club Liverpool.

In fact, the Hungarian shot-stopper never made a single first-team appearance for the Merseyside giants between 2007 and 2013. Though, four years after leaving Anfield for Red Bull Salzburg on a free transfer, Gulacsi could have the perfect opportunity to prove a point to his former employers.

Because ESPN reported on Tuesday that Liverpool’s fellow Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea are both tracking the 14-time Hungarian international and watched him put in an impressive performance as ten-man RB Leipzig lost 2-0 to Bayern Munich at the weekend.

Munich´s Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben (R) scores the fifth goal for his team next to Leipzig´s Hungarian goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi  and Austrian midfielder Stefan Ilsanker during the...

The report adds that Arsenal are on the lookout for a long-term successor to the veteran Petr Cech while Chelsea are considering their options with Thibaut Courtois yet to extend his contract admit interest from Real Madrid.

And the fact that both London giants allegedly see Gulacsi as a goalkeeper capable of filling the void left by genuinely top class performers in Cech and Courtois (below) shows how far the 27-year-old has come since being ushered out the exit at Liverpool.

Thibaut Courtois of Chelea  reacts to missing his sides second penalty during the The FA Community Shield final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 6, 2017 in London,...

Gulacsi has been one of the finest goalkeepers in the Bundesliga since Leipzig’s promotion in 2016, helping the side finish second behind Bayern last season.

And the irony will not be lost on Liverpool that a goalkeeper they signed from Germany’s top flight, former Mainz ‘keeper Loris Karius, has been such a disappointment on Merseyside.

There’s another shot-stopper starring in Germany who could have solved Liverpool’s problem position. Unfortunately, it seems they simply didn’t realise what a talent they had on their hands.

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