Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing 29-year-old German goalkeeper Patrick Drewes from SV Sandhausen.
According to a report from Sport Bild, Liverpool are looking to sign Patrick Drewes as a backup to goalkeeper Alisson Becker. Jurgen Klopp currently has Adrian San Miguel and Caoimhin Kelleher at his disposal.
Kelleher, in particular, has been exceptional for the Reds when called upon, with Jurgen Klopp singling him out for praise. He is highly talented and rated quite highly at the Merseyside outfit.
However, the Irish goalkeeper needs to play regularly at this stage of his career, and a move away from Liverpool would be ideal for the player. Meanwhile, Adrian is expected to leave the club soon.
Patrick Drewes has been quite impressive for SV Sandhausen in the German second division, and he is a target for a number of Bundesliga clubs. It will be interesting to see if Liverpool can secure his services in the coming months.
The opportunity to join a club like Liverpool would be a hugely attractive option for a second-division player like Drewes. But the 29-year-old will have to give up regular first-team football in order to move to Anfield. There is no way the German goalkeeper will dislodge Alisson as the team’s first-choice keeper anytime soon.
The Brazilian is the arguably best goalkeeper in the world, and he is in his peak right now. Perhaps a move to Bundesliga would be ideal if Drewes wants to play regularly. As for Liverpool, letting Kelleher leave will be an unpopular decision with the fans.
The Irish goalkeeper has endeared himself to the Liverpool faithful with his splendid performances in cup games and in the absence of Alisson. He helped Liverpool win the League Cup last season with a heroic display in the final.
Kelleher has the potential to develop into a top-class goalkeeper in the future and he could be the long-term alternative to Alisson. On the other hand, Drewes is 29 years old and is unlikely to improve further. It would be a short-sighted move for the Reds.
Moreover, they should focus on improving the other areas of their squad first. They are in desperate need of midfielders right now.