Liverpool have been linked with a move to sign 22-year-old goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili from La Liga giants Valencia.
According to a report from Fichajes, Giorgi Mamardashvili is on the radar of Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp is scouring the market for a potential replacement for Adrian San Miguel, with the 22-year-old Valencia goalkeeper the latest name on their shortlist.
Adrian will be out of contract at the end of the season, and Klopp is looking to bring in an alternative. To that end, several goalkeepers, including Ron-Robert Zieler, have emerged on Liverpool’s radar.
The Reds have Caoimhin Kelleher at their disposal, and the young Irishman has been outstanding for the club when called upon. He helped Liverpool win the League Cup last term with his heroics in the penalty shootout. He produced a similar performance earlier this week against Derby County as well.
However, Kelleher has been linked with an exit because of the lack of regular football. He needs to play more often to fulfil his tremendous potential.
Giorgi Mamardashvili has been impressive for Valencia, and it remains to be seen whether the 22-year-old is ready to join Liverpool as a backup keeper. He is the first-choice stopper at the Spanish club, but he is unlikely to get regular game time at Anfield ahead of Alisson Becker.
A player of his potential will want to join a club where he will be the first-choice goalkeeper. The opportunity to join a Premier League club like Liverpool is an attractive proposition, but sitting on the bench at Anfield could halt his development.
Liverpool are thought to be keeping tabs on Patrick Drewes and Robert Sanchez as well. The latter has done well in the Premier League. It will be interesting to see if the Reds follow up on their interest in Mamardashvili with a concrete offer during the January transfer window.
Liverpool have other priorities as well, and Klopp must look to strengthen his side across the board. A quality central midfielder, a wide forward, and a backup defender is the need of the hour. The Reds have had a number of injury problems this season, and they have suffered because of the lack of depth in the side.