Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is keen on a move to Liverpool should the opportunity arise this summer, with Simon Mignolet set to be granted his wish of leaving Anfield, according to a report today from The Evening Standard.
Having lost his place in the starting line-up to Angus Gunn since the arrival of Ralph Hasenhuttl, McCarthy has attracted plenty of interest from within the Premier League, with Liverpool’s interest stretching back to prior to his switch to Saint Mary’s in 2016.
A number of clubs have already made an approach for the 29-year-old, with Southampton intent on moving on at least one of their goalkeepers this summer, with Fraser Forster also out of favour. However, due to Forster’s £80,000 per week salary, it is thought a move for McCarthy is much more probable.
Simon Mignolet will be allowed to leave Anfield this summer, with sporting director Michael Edwards not wanting to stand in the way of the Belgian’s desire for first-team football. Should an offer come in that matches the asking price, Mignolet will be granted the chance to move on and end a 6 year stint at Anfield.
With a backup goalkeeper now a priority, it’ll be interesting to see if Klopp follows up Liverpool’s longstanding interest in McCarthy, or whether the Reds look elsewhere.