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Liverpool agree to sign Guillermo Ochoa in £3m deal

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A move to sunny Spain didn't turn out to be as bright as Guillermo Ochoa expected after a dream World Cup performance when Malaga manager Javi Gracia announced his confidence in Carlos Kameni's services which has left the Mexican keeper stranded.

But Liverpool could be his rescue ship to shore as reports suggest that Malaga have accepted a £3 million bid for the cat-like goalkeeper, according to the Daily Express.

It's no wonder why Brendan Rodgers is so keen to find a new shot stopper at Anfield. Simon Mignolet was forcefully dropped to the bench against Manchester United at the weekend due to a run of shameful form while Brad Jones' blunder against Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup was fortunate enough not to cost the Reds a ticket to the semi-final.

Ochoa's near invincible performance in Brazil's tantalising World Cup attracted the likes of Arsenal, but Arsene Wenger opted to sign Colombia's David Ospina instead and consequently, the Mexican was subject to a prosperous move to La Liga with Malaga.

But his playing time at the La Rosaleda Stadium has been so limited that the 29-year-old hasn't featured at all since his summer arrival, thus suggesting why he is so keen to leave.

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However, life before a struggle some time in Spain was running rather smoothly for Ochoa in France where he made a respectable 112 appearances with Ajaccio after feature in an even more impressive 211 games for Club America in the Mexican equivalent to the Premier League.

But the highlight of his career came at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where he was narrowly beaten to the golden glove award by a worthy competitor in Manuel Neuer, shortlisted in the top three Ballon d'Or nominees.

His acrobatic athleticism made him one of the key talking points across the world with commendable clean sheets against Cameroon and Brazil while he also remained strong against the Netherlands and Croatia to limit the goal count.  

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