Liverpool ‘allowed’ to move for Hannover 96 goalie Ron-Robert Zieler
Liverpool have received a boost in their pursuit of Hannover shot-stopper Ron-Robert Zieler. The 33-year-old current captain of the German second-tier team sees his contract run out in June this year (Transfermarkt).
Zieler qualifies as a homegrown talent and could help the squad fill in that particular quota. As a youngster, the German international stood associated with the Reds’ arch-rivals Manchester United as a youth prospect in their academy for two years between 2005 and 2007.
Bild’s latest report via Liverpool Echo reports that the Reds’ could go ahead with their interest in the player and now stand ‘allowed to move’ for Zieler. The Reds could add him to the squad as a solid third-choice keeper after Alisson and Caoimhin Kelleher.
Zieler to the Reds?
Apart from having a few great games initially after his transfer, Adrian has certainly not been able to justify his place in the squad after a few too many lacklustre performances between the sticks including a 7-2 loss to Aston Villa away in the 2020/21 season.
Moreover, the Spaniard also runs out of contract in the summer [Transfermarkt], and we could do with the services of Zieler post the expiration of Adrian’s deal. The German international, who was part of the 2014 World Cup winning squad, has seven clean sheets from 18 appearances across all competitions this season.
Additionally, as earlier mentioned, the fact that Zieler qualifies as a homegrown talent could be something the Reds could use to fulfil that pre-requisite in the Premier League. He was also part of Leicester City’s 2016-17 squad before he moved to Stuttgart from where he eventually ended up at Hannover.
With almost 300 games of experience on his back, he could prove to be a good backup to the two top-class keepers we already have on our books and undoubtedly, help the Reds maintain depth in that position.
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Lastly, the Reds should also keep in mind that more departments in the team could also do with reinforcements and we certainly need two or more midfielders in the summer to sustain our level at the top for as long as possible.