Liverpool News: The Reds could be needing a goalkeeper in the summer. Hence they are looking at the possibility of signing former Manchester United and current Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster.
The Reds have had major changes in their goalkeeping position since Jurgen Klopp’s arrival. Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius were the two shot stoppers that the Liverpool boss employed in his initial few seasons.
But everything changed after the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League final. Liverpool lost 3-1 to Real Madrid on the night. The result was bad but it down to the individual mistakes of Loris Karius rather than the failure of the team.
Following the European heartbreak the Reds’ management were under pressure to sign a top goalkeeper. Hence they signed Alisson Becker from Roma and the rest as they say is history!
Liverpool News: Why do the Reds want Ben Foster?
Liverpool News: As per Liverpool Echo, The Reds could be in the market for a goalkeeper in the summer. Hence they are reportedly monitoring Ben Foster as a possible option.
The Reds’ supporters can rest easy as Alisson Becker would undoubtedly stay at the club. However rumours are suggesting that Caoimhin Kelleher could possibly be on his way out in the summer.
The 23-year-old Irish goalkeeper could be sent out on a one-season loan in the summer to improve his skills. Hence Liverpool are considering signing Ben Foster as Alisson Becker’s backup in the summer.
Having made his professional debut in 2002 with Stoke City, Ben Foster is a Premier League veteran and has also represented the England National Team. Foster was also part of the United team and has made 20 appearances for the Red Devils between 2007 and 2010.
Ben Foster has been the first-choice goalkeeper for Watford this season. He has kept four clean sheets in 25 appearances for the Hornets. However he could not save them from relegation. Hence a move to Liverpool would certainly be a great opportunity at this late stage in Be Fosters career.
Liverpool also have Adrian and Loris Karius in their ranks as of now. But it is believed that both the goalkeepers could also be heading out of the club as they are unlikely to feature for the team in the upcoming seasons.
Is Ben Foster a good choice?
Liverpool News: “The Cycling GK” as he is famously known for his youtube channel has been a stalwart at Watford and West Bromwich Albion. Ben Foster has a respectable 389 Premier League appearances under his belt.
Hence, signing the goalkeeper will bring a magnitude of experience that could help Alisson Becker. Hence it has to be seen if the Reds decide to sign Ben Foster in the summer transfer window.