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Vorm: "A Reunion With Rodgers Would Be Special"

Rumours linking Michel Vorm to Liverpool have cooled over the past month, but the 'keeper's recent proclamation that he would welcome a reunion with former manager Brendan Rodgers will certainly raise a few eyebrows.

Jan Kruger

‪Suggestions that Liverpool would sell Pepe Reina over the summer—or that Reina himself would seek to force a move—have died down in recent months, but when they were at their peak the name most assumed was at the top of the list to replace him was Swansea's Michel Vorm.‬

‪Not only does Vorm have a past relationship with Rodgers, something the current Liverpool manager has had with many of his transfer signings so far since moving to Anfield, ‬but his ability to distribute the ball and notoriety as a penalty stopper seemed to make him a perfect fit if Reina was in fact destined to depart.

A recent interview with Dutch outlet ‪Voetbal International‬, though, may fuel a renewal of rumours linking him to Anfield, as though the 'keeper insisted there had as yet been no discussion of a move to reunite him with Rodgers, it is a move he would consider special.

"A reunion with Rodgers would be special," Vorm said when asked about off and on rumours linking him with Liverpool. "The collaboration was very good last season, but for now [they have] Pepe Reina and it is not an issue. My name is often mentioned with other clubs.

"It is all speculation but they come from somewhere. I do wonder what will happen when the goalie carousel starts, but I would only swap Swansea for a real top club in England or abroad. And in the summer the club may sell a few players, but no-one has indicated to me that I'm the player."

Rodgers brought the now 29-year-old to Swansea from Utrecht in 2011 for a bargain £1.5M—a fee that would raise tenfold for any side looking to capture him now. However, despite his recent rise to prominence with Swansea, Vorm remains behind Roma's Maarten Stekelenburg with the national side, for which he has only made nine appearances over his career.

Recently, a visit by Vorm and his family to Barcelona during time off led to the player and Swans chairman Huw Jenkins having to deny rumours the trip had been made with an eye towards a summer transfer to the Catalan side.

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