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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool in for Iker Casillas in January

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Reports out of Spain indicate Liverpool might be interested in the former Real Madrid keeper.

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There’s the door, Simon.
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Liverpool, at least according to their supporters, have a three-way (possibly four-way) race for the starting goalkeeping job. We’ve already highlighted why that’s not the best thing in the world, but that doesn’t stop the rumor mongers speculating about Liverpool adding a fourth, if not fifth, name to that list.

The name in question is none other than aging legend Iker Castillas. At 36-years-old, this former Real Madrid keeper is not what he once was, but his list of accomplishments is as impressive as anyone’s. With Madrid he’s won the Champions League three times, La Liga five times, the Copa del Rey twice, the Spanish Super Cup four times, the UEFA Super Cup twice, and the Club World Cup. With Spain, he’s won two European championships and one World Cup. That’s a fuck ton of trophies.

Castillas now plies his trade with Porto, who are reportedly looking to offload the keeper to reduce their wage bill. So, the journalists in Spain looked around for a club with goalkeeping problems and BINGO! they landed on Liverpool as the surefire destination for Castillas.

This move seems unlikely, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an intriguing possibility. Who better to help train two young, raw goalkeepers than Castillas? Also, it would give Liverpool something the current squad is lacking: experienced winners. If Loris Karius is Klopp’s planned long-term goalkeeping solution, maybe it makes sense to bring in Castillas, turf Simon Mignolet, and rotate between the young German and the Spanish legend.

Of course, the above scenario makes far too much sense in my mind, so it probably won’t happen.