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Liverpool should target Kasper Schmeichel after shootout heroics

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Liverpool should target Kasper Schmeichel after shootout heroics

The 31-year-old has continued to impress for his country in Russia.

In a valiant effort in Denmark’s ultimately heartbreaking loss to Croatia on Sunday, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel made an outstanding three penalty saves in an excellent individual performance.

The superb form of the Leicester City goalkeeper has attracted the interest of Chelsea and Roma, according to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol, and Liverpool should also join the chase in order to bolster their defence with title-winning experience.

Not only is the Danish international gifted with shot-stopping skills as well as an intelligent footballing brain inherited from his father Peter, he also possesses the knowledge of what it takes to win a Premier League title.

As Liverpool prepare to mount a serious title challenge to Manchester City next season, players with Premier League winners’ medals in their ranks are few and far between.

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With the exceptions of James Milner and Daniel Sturridge, no other Liverpool player has ever lifted the Premier League trophy in their career. It is a damning fact that illustrates the challenge that awaits Jurgen Klopp’s men next year.

The signing of Kasper Schmeichel would add much-needed steel and championship know-how in goal. The Dane was integral to the Foxes’ 2015/16 campaign, starting all 38 matches and keeping 15 clean sheets along the way.


Leicester have understandably struggled to match the heights of that glorious season, and now may be time for Schmeichel to take the step up and join a side aiming to win the Champions League and the league title consistently.

A move to Anfield would represent an intelligent decision for both sides as Schmeichel would enjoy life at one of England’s top clubs, and Liverpool could finally end their quest for a new number one.

Additionally, Schmeichel would cost substantially less than previous target Allison and would carry no concerns over whether he could adapt to the rigours of Premier League goalkeeping.

Liverpool should target World Cup hero and Premier League champion Kasper Schmeichel as a solution for their goalkeeping woes this summer.

Max is a journalist studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Max specialises in English football and co-hosts a weekly podcast. He is also a politics reporter and deputy news editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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