Liverpool goalkeeper Javi Cendon’s future with the club hangs in the balance as the Reds are yet to make a decision on whether the teenager will be handed a contract at Anfield following a report from The Echo.
Cendon, 19, was part of Liverpool’s first-team squad who trained in Austria over the previous two weeks alongside the club’s senior goalkeepers Alisson Becker and Adrian as well as the 21-year-old Caoimhín Kelleher and returning loanee Loris Karius.
Liverpool secured Cendon on a trial basis earlier this year after impressing the Reds during his time with Spanish outfit Villarreal before linking up with the Merseyside club after leaving Villarreal on a free transfer.
Jurgen Klopp entrusted the responsibility of overseeing the shot-stopper’s progress to goalkeeping coaches John Arctherberg and Jack Robinson who both ran the rule over Cendon at the Saalfelden-based camp.
Cendon was a regular feature during Liverpool’s Inside Training footage in Austria which saw the Spaniard being put through his paces alongside the club’s other senior goalkeepers.
According to The Echo, Liverpool are yet to make a decision on Cendon following the team’s return to Melwood on Tuesday evening. The Reds are understood to continue their assessment of the youngster before a decision is made regarding a permanent deal.
There is a void of goalkeeping options for Klopp and his staff to fill after Liverpool’s decision to release Daniel Atherton, Shamal George and Kai McKenzie last month.
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According to Goal Liverpool have told Loris Karius that he is surplus to requirements with Montpellier among a number of clubs interested in taking the 27-year-old off Liverpool’s hands.
This will leave another gap in the goalkeeping department to fill considering the Reds have already let go of three potential filler options from the academy.
Polish shot-stopper Fabian Mzorek, who recently joined on a scholarship deal from FC Wroclaw last month is a viable long-term solution after club scouts spotted the talents of the 16-year-old shot-stopper three years ago before the club signed him last month.
Mzorek’s development will be at Liverpool’s Kirkby set-up where the teenager will look to challenge at Under-18 and U23 level during the upcoming 2020/21 campaign.
There is no shortage of competiton to impress academy dircetor Alex Inglethorpe as well as U23’s coach Barry Lewtas. Liverpool’s array of youth development between the sticks includes the likes of Jakub Ojrznski, Oscar Kelly, Vitenslav and Ben Winterbottom.
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