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Liverpool should make a move for Chelsea's first-team stopper

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Liverpool have had a fantastic campaign so far - with the Reds in a tremendous position with just four games to go. 

Brendan Rodgers could well be the man to end Liverpool's league misery by helping the north-west giants to their first Premier League title. 

The former Swansea boss has been extremely savvy at rebuilding what looked to be a faltering squad before Rodgers came in and steadied the ship. 

Rodgers will not be one to rest on his laurels if Liverpool were to win the Premier League and I expect the Northern Irishman is already making plans on who he will be looking to sign in the summer. 

Liverpool's attack is the best in the country with Raheem Sterling, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge among the most potent forwards in the Premier League this season. 

However the defensive part of their game is an area which needs improving as the likes of Daniel Agger, Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho have struggled during parts of the season. 

Rodgers will be in the market for a new centre-back to partner first choice defender Martin Skrtel - and I believe he also needs to sign a goalkeeper who can rival Simon Mignolet for a first-team spot. 

Mignolet has looked particularly shaky throughout the Premier League campaign - with his performance against Manchester City highlighting his flaws. 

The Belgium shot stopper has played in all 34 of Liverpool's Premier League games so far this season as Rodgers does not really have a viable option to replace Mignolet if he did want to either rest or drop the former Sunderland star. 

Liverpool should look to sign an established custodian who can help Mignolet progress into a world-class goalkeeper by working with him on a daily basis at Melwood and I believe that man could be Chelsea's Petr Cech. 

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has a major decision to make in the summer as Thibaut Courtois, who has earned his stripes at Atletico Madrid, is due to return to Stamford Bridge in the summer. 

Mourinho must decide whether to stick with the tried and trusted Cech and risk losing the world's best young goalkeeper or hand Courtois the number one jersey.

Cech will not want to play second fiddle to Courtois at this stage of his career so could be made available for transfer by Mourinho. 

The Portuguese tactician is not afraid of selling a first-team star to one of his rivals - as seen with Juan Mata's move from Chelsea to Manchester United in January - and has a great amount of respect for Rodgers as the Liverpool boss worked under him during his time at Stamford Bridge. 

Rodgers would actually be doing Mourinho a favour as Chelsea would find it hard to reject a hefty bid for a 31-year-old - particularly as they are trying their best to balance the books. 

Cech would also bring a high level of Champions League experience to Rodgers' side which could prove pivotal next season as Liverpool will be challenging for European and domestic honours. 


What do you think Liverpool and Chelsea fans? Should Cech swap Stamford Bridge for Anfield in the summer?

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