Liverpool agree deal to sign Guillermo Ochoa

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Liverpool have reportedly agree deal to sign Mexican international goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa in January, willing to spend a cut-price £3 million on a mid-season transfer gamble that could ease their crisis between the posts.

Ochoa was one of the summer's most-sought after free agents after a string of brilliant performances at the World Cup, but Arsenal and Liverpool eventually turned their attention elsewhere and left the 29-year-old to settle on the consolation prize of a move to Malaga.

That Spanish switch has been a disaster though, with Ochoa failing to make a single appearance in La Liga and now looking to move on the moment the January window opens.

Mignolet's struggles have forced Liverpool's hand

There's no question that Liverpool number one Simon Mignolet has been well below par this season, struggling to provide any kind of assurance for a defence that has fallen well short of the standard required to enjoy success at the highest level.

After a string of errors Reds boss Brendan Rodgers finally dropped Mignolet for Sunday's Premier League showdown with Manchester United, but Brad Jones had very little chance to prove he's a worthy replacement as Liverpool slipped to a crushing 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford.

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Is Ochoa up to the task?

Rodgers revealed in the aftermath of the United loss that he plans to go with Jones as a starter for an 'indefinite' period, more than strongly hinting that he's in the market for a new keeper when the transfer window opens.

Liverpool already tried and failed to bring in Victor Valdes on trial, which means Ochoa is an option worth pursuing if he's ready to make an immediate impact at Anfield in the New Year.

The Express believes a fee has been agreed between Liverpool and Malaga already, giving Ochoa the chance to agree personal terms and stake his claim to be a leading light in the Premier League after all.

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