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Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Alfonso Pastor, even though the young Sevilla goalkeeper suffered a torrid time against Chelsea on Wednesday night.
The 20-year-old goalkeeper made his debut in the match and was unable to do much as Olivier Giroud scored four goals ahead of him.
While Giroud stole the headlines, the marker could have been much more severe. In fact, Pastor did what he could to keep the Blues at bay and made several smart saves. Despite getting the ball out of his net four times, Pastor certainly didn’t do anything wrong.
However, the goalkeeper’s contract expires on June 30 and he has so far failed to agree on an extension.
Now according to ASBoth Liverpool and Real Madrid are eager to take advantage and sign the young Spaniard.
They report that both clubs are closely monitoring the situation and could try to sign him if his contract negotiations remain stalled.
Liverpool has Alisson Becker as their undisputed number one, with Adrian as a backup. In the hierarchical order they also have Caiomhin Kelleher, 22 years old. The Irishman made his Champions League debut this week and impressed against Ajax.
The Reds also brought in another young goalkeeper this summer in the form of Marcelo Pitaluga from the Brazilian Fluminense.
But nevertheless, AS acknowledges that Liverpool can attract Pastor with the promise that he will succeed Adrian as Liverpool’s number 2. The contract with his Spanish partner will expire in the summer of 2021 and it is not known if Liverpool will extend it. Reports in the summer claimed Liverpool even considered letting Adrian go.
The situation is a little different at Real Madrid. They have Andriy Lunin, who is Thibaut Courtois’ number 2, under contract until 2024. As he claims, Real would like Pastor to initially link up with his Castilla team and install him as their number 3.
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Woodgate on Theo Hernandez Admission
Jonathan Woodgate, meanwhile, has revealed how his job as Liverpool scout saw the Reds turn Theo Hernandez down.
Woodgate took on the scouting role in August 2016 after retiring as a player. The move saw him work closely with Michael Edwards, who went from manager to sporting director at Anfield.
Talking about Jamie Carragher The best game Podcast, Woodgate talked about how he came to forge a strong relationship with Edwards.
“Michael Edwards was on the Spurs [as head of performance analysis] and every day he was there watching the players with him, Philippe Coutinho, actually, when he was at Inter Milan ”. the 40 year old said.
He also studied Atlético de Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente. The Spaniard scored twice at Anfield last season to eliminate Liverpool from the Champions League.
But it was another athletic young man, Hernandez, who caught Woodgate’s attention. The French took place in the Spanish capital before staying there with an exciting move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2017.
Woodgate revealed, however, how Liverpool turned down the opportunity to sign him prior to that transfer.
“You do your homework before and sometimes they give you players to watch. You have to do an in-depth analysis and then send it, ”he said.
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