Liverpool make initial enquiry over Cardiff's Neil Etheridge

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Etheridge heading to Anfield?

Liverpool have made initial enquiries over Cardiff City goalkeeper Neither Etheridge, according to reports from Wales Online.

The 29-year-old shot stopper impressed for the Bluebirds last season, but couldn't prevent his team from being relegated to the Championship after just one season back in the top flight.

The former Chelsea trainee - who has been capped by the Philippines 62 times - is reportedly being tracked by a host of Premier League sides, including Liverpool who are thought to be on the lookout for a back-up for first choice keeper Alisson Becker next season.

The Brazilian has been a revelation since arriving at the club from Roma last summer, winning the Champions League with Liverpool in his first season in England.

Alisson will undoubtedly retain his position as number one keeper at Anfield next term, but it looks likely that both Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius will depart Merseyside in search of regular first team football.

That would of course leave Liverpool extremely short of cover, however, making the acquisition of a new goalkeeper a necessity during this summer's window.

Jurgen Klopp is understood to rate Etheridge extremely highly, especially after he shone for Cardiff throughout a difficult season where the south Wales outfit struggled to cope with the demands of the Premier League.

The 29-year-old still managed to keep ten clean sheets last term, frequently putting in man of the match performances for his club. He bailed them out on numerous occasions, too, notably saving a late penalty against Newcastle to ensure Cardiff walked away with a point on home soil in August.

Etheridge was also one of the main reasons Cardiff earned promotion to the Premier League in the first place, keeping 19 clean sheets in 45 games to help the Bluebirds finish runners-up in the Championship behind Wolves in 2017-18.

There is no doubting that Etheridge's qualities stretch further than the second-tier, so it is hugely likely that a top flight side will pick him up this summer; whether that club is Liverpool or not still remains to be seen.


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