Liverpool are prepared to offer Barcelona shot-stopper Marc-André ter Stegen a guaranteed starting role between the sticks at Anfield in order to praise him away from Barcelona, according to Fichajes [per the Metro].
Ter Stegen has been massively linked with a move away from Barcelona in January, with Liverpool monitoring him closely.
And the aforementioned Spanish source claims the German goalkeeper will be offered a starting role at Liverpool in every competition in order to seal a transfer from the Nou Camp.
Barcelona have failed to provide ter Stegen with a starting role since the goalkeeper’s arrival from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2014, as Claudio Bravo has claimed the number one spot for the Catalan giants.
It is understood ter Stegen has a release clause set at £56.8m at Barcelona and it will be difficult for Liverpool to lure the shot-stopper to Merseyside in the New Year.
The Reds’ first-choice goalkeeper is doing well so far this season, with Adam Bogdan as his back-up. But there is a feeling among Liverpool top brass that bringing in ter Stegen – who is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world – will aid boss Jürgen Klopp’s plot to quickly return the Anfield outfit to their glory days, after taking over the mantle of stewardship from Brendan Rodgers after the sack of the Northern Irishman in early October.
Liverpool face a tricky trip to the Etihad after the international break, as red-hot Manchester City will be waiting to inflict a second Liverpool defeat on Klopp, after the first came up against Crystal Palace on Sunday.