Liverool urged to sell £60,000-a-week Belgian star

Jurgen Klopp has been advised to cash in on Simon Mignolet and land Neil Etheridge ahead of the new campaign.

The Reds have identified the Cardiff City ace as an unlikely transfer target with Simon Mignolet making only two appearances in all competitions last season, with both matches coming in the cup.

The Belgian goalkeeper is expected to leave the European champions this summer, which would leave Liverpool short on quality back-up in goal.

And former Reds centre-back Steve Nicol not only thinks that Neil Etheridge would make the perfect replacement for Simon Mignolet, but he has also called for Jurgen Klopp to sell the Belgian to make the transfer happen actively.

“I think this would be a good signing. I think the 69 goals he [Etheridge] let in, he probably had no chance with 55 of them, let’s be honest.

“Mignolet has to go, he has to go and play. You need a back-up who is going to be happy to be there but who is of a certain level that whenever something may happen to Alisson, you’re going to put Etheridge in and he’s going to do a great job.

“I think this is a great move for him and I think this is a good move for Liverpool as well.”

It remains to be seen what decision will Jurgen Klopp himself will make as the German boss is not keen on spending extra money on the second-choice goalkeeper.

It will be wise to promote a youngster from the academy and give the chance to shine in cup matches if Jurgen Klopp decides to win any of domestic cups.