Liverpool coach confirms club have discussed a move for former Spurs player

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Dom Le Roy

The summer transfer window has seen plenty of arrivals and departures at Tottenham Hotspur.

Whilst the club have been busy recruiting new talent to bolster the squad in the shape of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon, and Jack Clarke, there have also been those who have packed their bags.

The Lilywhites have also allowed the likes of Vincent Janssen and Josh Onomah to move on while two senior players, Michel Vorm and Fernando Llorente saw their contracts with the club run out and still remain free agents.

Paulo Gazzaniga’s rise last season relegated Vorm to third choice towards the end of the campaign, which is why the club probably opted against extending the 35-year-old’s stay whilst also freeing up a non-homegrown slot in their squad.

Liverpool’s goalkeeping coach John Achterberg has now confirmed that the Reds have held discussions with Vorm over joining the Anfield-based club.

With first-choice keeper Alisson still sidelined through injury, Adrian has been filling in between the sticks so far for the European Champions this season while 35-year-old Andy Lonergan has been drafted in as an emergency backup.

Speaking to Dutch publication NOS, Achterberg has now said, “A good third goalie at a top club is not a superfluous luxury, I have always said.

“The arrival of Vorm has been discussed.”

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Vorm has certainly been a loyal servant to Tottenham over the years and few fans will begrudge him a move to Liverpool now that the Lilywhites have opted not to extend his contract. Alisson’s injury will certainly be a major blow for the Reds as the Brazilian was crucial to their great defensive record last season. His absence will hopefully allow the Lilywhites to make up some ground on Jurgen Klopp’s men.

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