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Liverpool target John Ruddy as goalkeeper replacement

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Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy in January, to replace both Simon Mignolet and Brad Jones and become the new number one at Anfield according to reports.

Brendan Rodgers dropped Mignolet for Sunday's trip to Old Trafford, replacing him with the experienced stopper, Brad Jones. However, Jones conceded three goals and it will be a surprise to see him keep the first choice spot for the remainder of the season. 

Competition

Rodgers is set to face competition from Crystal Palace for the services of Ruddy though, with Neil Warnock also said to be interested in the 28-year-old. 

The Reds were said to be interested in Fiorentina stopper Neto, who made an awful blunder during his Italian club's clash with Cesena this weekend. The 25-year-old was the victim of an embarrassing miss-kick, which occurred when his teammate Stevan Savic played a pass back to him - which ran through his legs and into the net.

Rumours

The deal said to be rumoured for Neto, was in the region of around £100,000 a week, however Rodgers may be incline to re-evaluate his possible replacement options after that display. 

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Ruddy is probably a more popular option among Liverpool fans, having impressed during his time with Norwich in the Premier League.  It is likely to take around £8 million to lure the stopper away from the Canaries in January; an amount which could prove to be very valuable.

Ruddy has recorded six clean sheets so far this campaign and earned himself the label as one of the most underrated goalkeepers in the country when in the top flight.  

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