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World Cup Winner Dismisses Liverpool Move Speculations, Contradicting Earlier Claims of an Impending Bid

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World Cup Winner Dismisses Liverpool Move Speculations, Contradicting Earlier Claims of an Impending Bid

Ron-Robert Zieler, a veteran goalkeeper, has stated that he does not expect to join Liverpool this summer.

The Reds have been linked with a move for Zieler as they prepare to part ways with backup goalie Caoimhin Kelleher. Bild reported last night that the 34-year-old is still ‘high on Liverpool’s want list.’

However, remarks from the man himself appear to have thrown cold water on any Anfield move in the same report.

“I’m assuming that I’ll wear the Hannover jersey again in the new season,” Zieler remarked. “And I hope we do better with the jersey than we did against Kiel [a 5-1 loss on the final day of the season].”

This would be consistent with Bild’s assertions that Liverpool had yet to make contact. They also cite Hannover sporting director Marcus Mann, who reiterates Zieler’s position.

“Ron [Zieler] is definitely on the schedule for us.” That is a nice thing. “We don’t think about it every day,” Hannover’s CEO explained. So, maybe that’s it.

Zieler looks to have ruled out a move to Liverpool.

If Liverpool does require a replacement for Kelleher, Zieler would not be a bad choice. He has extensive experience and would not cost the planet.

He knows what it takes to be part of a winning group, having been a member of Germany’s World Cup-winning squad in 2014. He’d also be considered a home-grown player, having spent some of his formative years with Manchester United.

Despite this, we believe Liverpool should set their sights a little higher. To be fair to Zieler, he isn’t all that far removed from being unable to land a contract with Leicester City.

There must be a reason why he is now playing in Germany’s second division at such a young age.

Going from possibly the best backup we’ve ever had – in Kelleher – to Zieler would be a letdown.

As a result, we believe that if Liverpool were to pursue the German, it would be as a substitute for third-choice Adrian. That makes a lot more sense, especially for a home-grown position.

But, with Adrian expected to sign a new contract extension at Anfield, the move may be on hold. If Kelleher leaves, it will be interesting to watch who replaces him. In any case, we don’t think it’ll be Zieler.

World Cup Winner Dismisses Liverpool Move Speculations, Contradicting Earlier Claims of an Impending Bid

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