8 Cap Netherlands International On ‘Liverpool Shortlist’ As Slot Aims To Beat Arsenal To Summer Signing

Liverpool have been scouting Feyenoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow, according to De Telegraaf.

The Dutch publication claims that the Reds were already keeping tabs on the 26-year-old before Arne Slot‘s appointment but he is now regarded as a “serious reinforcement” for next season.

However, they are not the only Premier League club pursuing Bijlow’s signature, with the keeper reportedly included on both “Arsenal and Liverpool shortlist” of targets.

The Gunners are said to be keen on recruiting the 26-year-old as their new No.2, with Aaron Ramsdale set to be sold this summer.

What do Liverpool fans need to know about Bijlow?

The Dutchman came through Feyenoord’s academy before establishing himself as a regular starter during Slot’s first season in charge at De Kuip.

Bijlow has gone on to make eight appearances for the Netherlands at senior level, with his last coming against Italy in the UEFA Nations League third-place playoff last summer.

The keeper has had two separate injuries this campaign; a broken wrist and a calf injury, and his poor fitness record may still be a factor in whether Liverpool decide to pursue him.

What does this mean for Alisson Becker and Caoimhin Kelleher?

There have been rumours circulating that Saudi Pro League clubs are keen on recruiting Alisson but that speculation hasn’t led to any firm bids yet.

The Brazilian has three years left on his contract so Liverpool are under no pressure to sell, but the player’s stance will have an important role to play in the decision.

Kelleher, meanwhile, has been widely tipped to leave Anfield at the end of the season, with the Republic of Ireland international keen on being a regular starter. A lot, though, still depends on the types of offers that the Reds receive for the club’s no.2.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.