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John Achterberg says Liverpool have discussed signing Michel Vorm

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John Achterberg says Liverpool have discussed signing Michel Vorm

The stopper was released by Tottenham during the summer and is currently a free agent.

Liverpool goalkeeping coach John Achterberg has told Dutch publication NOS that the club has discussed the possibility of signing Michel Vorm.

The former Tottenham goalkeeper was released from Mauricio Pochettino’s team during the summer and hasn’t yet found a club.

The 35-year-old played 47 games for Spurs and Liverpool have apparently discussed signing him.

Achterberg has seen Liverpool’s goalkeeping ranks decimated. Alisson hobbled off in the season opener against Norwich; whilst Adrian played against Southampton despite a knock to his ankle.

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Simon Mignolet has now departed to Club Brugge and the club added Andy Lonergan as the club’s third-choice goalkeeper.

Achterberg says it is important for the goalkeeping department to be well-stocked.

He told NOS: “A good third goalie at a top club is not a superfluous luxury, I have always said.


“The arrival of (Michel) Vorm has been discussed.

“Lonergan has more than 250 matches at Championship level and that is the sort of experience not to be underestimated.”

TBR Verdict – Vorm would represent an upgrade on Lonergan

It’s easy to see why Liverpool have discussed the possibility of signing Vorm on a free transfer.

If an injury to Adrian was to rule him out of action then they could certainly do with Vorm’s top-flight experience.

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Of course, he would only be the third-choice when everyone was fit but as Achterberg says it is still an important role.

Lonergan must be pinching himself at landing a deal at Liverpool but it seems unlikely he will play.

He is literally there to make the numbers up in the squad and Vorm certainly possesses more ability to be able to go in and play – should Adrian not recover from his ankle knock.

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