Liverpool have three goalkeepers capable of starting. Or they have no goalkeepers capable of starting. Which it is probably depends on who you ask or how the goals against column has looked over the past week. Either way, though, goalkeepers and Liverpool is a talking point.
Which made it surprisingly unsurprising when the club were linked with a shock January move for Iker Casillas, the ex-Real Madrid legend currently warming the bench for Porto in the Primeira Liga. But according to the player’s agent, there’s no chance of his client ending up at Anfield.
“Of the crazy stuff I have seen, this is the craziest,” agent Carlo Cutropia told Radio Renascena today when asked about the rumours of a Liverpool move. “It’s crazy and there’s no truth in it. Casillas is calm and happy at Porto and he wants to play, logically, just like any footballer.
“I believe that Iker and the manager speak every day, but there are issues between the manager and the player. You have to give it time but there is complete calm. I am reading many things in the press, everything is false, and it leaves me surprised, and that’s it.”
This month, the 36-year-old Casillas appears to have lost the starting job at Porto to 24-year-old José Sá, who has started all of Porto’s matches in all competitions—five games total—since Casillas last got the nod against Sporting CP in the league on October 1st.
The result of that has been transfer speculation, both in the local press and further afield, and with Liverpool’s troubles keeping goals out it was probably inevitable Casillas would be linked despite that the club has a packed depth chart of Simon Mignolet, Loris Karius, and Danny Ward.
It looks, though, like the links were just that—transfer speculation linking an out of favour big name with a move to a club that had some question marks at his position—and that there’s no chance of Casillas actually making the move.