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Report: Liverpool enquire about Neil Etheridge

Liverpool have approached relegated Cardiff City as they sound out the Welsh club over the availability of Neil Etheridge as per Wales Online.

Simon Mignolet is set to take his Anfield leave this summer after spending the last two season on the bench as he played second fiddle to Alisson Becker and Loris Karius.

He will depart on great terms after receiving a Champions League winner’s medal at the end of a season where he constantly supported and praised his teammates despite not playing very much football.

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Wales Online report that Liverpool have approached Neil Etheridge with the intention of making him the new backup goalkeeper at Anfield this summer.

The Reds have yet to make a bid for the Philippines international but will need to act swiftly if they want to sign Etheridge as Aston Villa have already had an £8million bid rejected.

Loris Karius is unlikely to ever play for Liverpool again as the unfortunate Champions League final in 2018 will likely be too overbearing to face playing at Anfield again.

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Alisson Becker joined Liverpool last summer after AS Roma were paid £66.8m to release the Brazilian to the Merseysiders and he went onto win the Champions League in his first season.

The difference between the final in Kiev and the final in Madrid highlights why big teams need to have world class goalkeepers to win silverware.

Just as important, however, is having a reliable backup – that’s where Neil Etheridge would come in.

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