Brendan Rodgers is considering a move for Barcelona’s out of favour goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen as a replacement for Simon Mignolet.
The German shot-stopper joined Barcelona from Borussia Monchengladbach for £9.7m in the summer but he is currently behind Claudio Bravo in the pecking order.
The keeper has had to be content with cup appearances this season, which has prompted speculation he could be about to quit the Nou Camp in search of regular first team football.
Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked with the highly rated keeper before, but reports in Spain suggest Liverpool are in pole position to complete the deal, given Brendan Rodgers has made signing a replacement for Mignole his priority this month.
The Belgian keeper has endured a dreadful campaign at Anfield, making more errors than any other keeper in the country.
Rodgers dropped him ‘indefinitley’ shortly before Christmas, but an injury to Brad Jones has seen him come back into the first team sooner than expected.
Ter Stegen, who has been capped four times by Germany, today revealed that he is frustrated at his lack of opportunities at Barcelona.
“It’s good to be at Barca but the situation is difficult. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t care and it isn’t easy being a spectator,” he German publication Sport Bild.
“I want to be the No. 1 and I’m convinced that’s something that will happen if I continue to improve and work hard.
“I can only try to prove that I am the best [of the two goalkeepers] and that’s why I came here, so it’s something I will fight for.”