Suddenly, Liverpool look stacked in the goalkeeping department.
Following the £9 million signing of Belgian international Simon Mignolet from fellow Premier League club Sunderland, as reported by BBC Sport, long-time first-choice keeper Pepe Reina now has serious competition on his hands.
And that’s not counting Brad Jones, who has shown decent form standing in for Reina over the past few years. Jones will surely drop down to third-choice custodian at Anfield for the season, now that Reina appears to be staying at Liverpool, according to the Liverpool Echo.
While two international-class goalkeepers dueling it out for the No. 1 jersey is, without a doubt, an excellent selection headache for Brendan Rodgers and his coaching staff to have, there will come a time where one will have to be chosen as the firm starting option in goal.
Is Mignolet or Reina the better option? Let’s look at their respective cases and who Liverpool should choose in the long run.
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