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Liverpool battling rivals for signing of Villarreal goalkeeper Filip Jorgensen

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Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Villarreal goalkeeper Filip Jorgensen in the summer transfer window, but they aren’t the only team in the mix.

The Reds have had so many star performers throughout this season, playing their part in Jurgen Klopp’s side being in the Premier League title race.

One individual who deserves special praise is Caoimhin Kelleher, with the Irishman excelling in place of Alisson, following a lengthy spell on the sidelines for the Brazilian.

Granted, Kelleher had an off night in Liverpool’s shock 3-0 at home to Atalanta in the Europa League on Thursday night, arguably not doing enough for two of the goals, but he has been outstanding overall.

He could look to leave Anfield at the end of the season, however, in order to be a regular elsewhere once Alisson is back, and it looks as though the Reds are eyeing a possible replacement.

According to HITC, Jorgensen has emerged as an option to come in this summer, but Arsenal and Manchester City are also keen on signing him:

“Premier League giants Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool have watched Villarreal goalkeeper Filip Jorgensen during a fine breakthrough season for the Denmark shot-stopper.

“Some of Europe‚Äôs biggest clubs are expected to be in the market for a goalkeeper this summer, and HITC understands that the Villarreal academy graduate is emerging as a man in high demand.”

Our thoughts on Liverpool signing Jorgensen this summer…

Jorgensen isn’t exactly a world-renowned star who is going to come in and be a game-changer for Liverpool from the off, but he could be an excellent deputy to Alisson, assuming Kelleher does move on.

The 21-year-old already has 37 appearances to his name for Villarreal, 31 of which have come in La Liga, and he is an 11-cap Denmark Under-21 international.

Alisson will hopefully remain Liverpool’s first-choice ‘keeper for many years to come, also avoiding long-term injuries moving forward, so having a young backup option between the sticks makes complete sense.

At 25, Kelleher has now reached the stage where he needs to be starting every week, whereas Jorgensen could be content with being a squad player, being handed opportunities to shine in domestic cup competitions.

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