Liverpool’s woes on the defensive side are well documented, especially during the last two seasons. Jurgen Klopp, The Red’s manager, is already making moves to reinforce his back line. He’s secured the services of center back Joel Matip, and is now looking to sign Argentina’s next top goalkeeper according to reports by Vozpopuli.
Geronimo Rulli, the 23-year-old Argentina international, has been on Klopp’s radar and for very good reasons. Playing the last two seasons with Real Sociedad, Rulli has shown a lot of potential.
He’s currently playing on a loan from Uruguay’s Deportivo Maldonado, and he’s expected to play on the Argentine international side at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Gerardo Martino, Argentina’s manager, has praised young Rulli and insists he will become the national team’s starting goalkeeper in the near future. Martino had to say: “Rulli will probably be the national team goalkeeper for the next 10 years. Barring any strange happenings, that ought to be the case.”
It’s no surprise then that Liverpool is looking to replace Simon Mignolet with Rulli. Mignolet was meant to solve all the goalkeeping problems at Anfield, but his inconsistency has cost them more than one game this season alone.
Reports suggest that Rulli’s parent club has also been contacted by A.S. Roma and Barcelona, so let’s see if The Reds can win the race and bring Rulli to Anfield first.