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.
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.
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.