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Liverpool FC Transfer Rumours: Merseyside Scramble for Steve Mandanda?

Liverpool are rumoured to be interested in Didier Deschamps' second-choice goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.

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The goalkeeping situation at Liverpool is often the subject of much debate. Is Simon Mignolet good enough to be a first-choice goalkeeper for a club of Liverpool's ambitions? Is Adam Bogdan the right backup in the Jürgen Klopp era? High-profile mistakes have been made by both goalkeepers in Liverpool's last two Premier League games. Furthermore, both mistakes contributed to a disappointing home draw against West Bromwich Albion and a horrendous defeat at Watford FC.

Enter Marseille captain Steve Mandanda. The Le Havre youth product is in his ninth season at Marseille but is believed to want a move away to the riches of the Premier League with Merseyside as a potential destination. A contract that expires in June makes the French international a more attractive prospect, and Everton along with Liverpool are believed to be monitoring developments. A 30-year-old with 21 international caps, nearly 400 senior league games, and over 70 European appearances certainly has the experience. Whether he has the quality will be left for others to judge.

The Daily Express reported that Talksport, which in turn cited Canal+ in France that Marseille may look to sell him in the January transfer window considering his contractual situation. A newspaper that shall not be named mentioned Aston Villa as a potential destination for Mandanda, but it is uncertain whether the Frenchman has a peculiar taste for sinking ships.

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