Liverpool have been linked with Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico, despite numerous reliable sources claiming Jürgen Klopp is not in the market for a stopper. 

Spanish newspaper AS (via ECHO)* are reporting that Liverpool are interested in signing 23-year old Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico. The Spaniard had been previously linked with Chelsea but talk of any deal to move there has since gone quiet.

It’s likely that talk of Rico moving to Liverpool will die down very quickly as well, with Jürgen Klopp not thought to be in the market for a new goalkeeper this summer having seemingly decided to make it a three way battle between Simon Mignolet, Loris Karius and Danny Ward for the number one spot.

Adam Bogdan is expected to leave either on loan or on a permanent basis after recovering from his injury while veteran Alex Manninger has already left the club.

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Mignolet managed to retain the first-choice title last season after a run of poor form from Karius in the autumn but with the German initially brought in as Mignolet’s successor and Danny Ward’s fine form at Huddersfield earning him a Liverpool recall, no one can be truly certain of who will end up as Klopp’s main man by the end of the season.

One thing is certain and that’s unless one of this trio leaves, it would absolutely make no sense to have another keeper on the books.

Who do you think will end up as Klopp’s first choice stopper by the end of the 2017/18 season? Will it be as simple as Mignolet for the league, Karius for the cups and Ward playing back up? 

*AS are a Spanish print publication. The article was solely featured in their printed edition before being reported online first by the Liverpool ECHO, hence the source link leading to their page, not that of AS.

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