One-time Liverpool defender Steve Nicol has told the Reds to seal a deal for Cardiff City shot-stopper Neil Etheridge this summer.
The Philippines international Etheridge was the Bluebirds’ standout performer in the EPL last season, making an impression with his consistent showings under Neil Warnock.
Cardiff City’s relegation back to the EFL Championship has alerted numerous clubs over the possibility of landing the keeper, with Aston Villa and Liverpool thought to be interested in the shot-stopper.
However, the last week, the report have claimed that the keeper isn’t on Jurgen Klopp’s radar, even though Belgian star Simon Mignolet looks set to leave the club this summer, after six-year association.
And talking to a sports TV channel ESPN, quoted by the Birmingham Mail, one-time Reds defender Nicol, who spent 13 years at Liverpool between 1981-1994, insisted that a move for Neil would be a good move for Anfield outfit.
“I think this would be a good signing. I think the 69 goals he [Etheridge] let in, he probably had no chance with 55 of them, let’s be honest.” – Steve said.
“Mignolet has to go, he has to go and play. You need a back-up who is going to be happy to be there but who is of a certain level that whenever something may happen to Alisson, you’re going to put Etheridge in and he’s going to do a great job.”
If Simon does depart Anfield during the summer, Reds will more than likely be in the transfer market for a back-up to Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, however, despite Steve’s recent claims, it does not look like Neil will be making the move to Merseyside.