London, Dec 31 (IANS) Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar believes his former club has identified Mexican stopper Guillermo Ochoa as a possible replacement for Simon Mignolet.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers said the Belgium international would be sidelined for an ‘indefinite’ period after dropping him for the match at Manchester United a fortnight ago, reports dailymail.co.uk.
However, the 26-year-old earned an unexpected reprieve when Brad Jones was forced off with a thigh injury 15 minutes into the 1-0 Boxing Day win against Burnley.
Despite playing his part in a 4-1 win against Swansea Monday night, Liverpool legend Grobbelaar believes the Belgian may be on borrowed time with 2014 World Cup star Ochoa in the frame.
“I’m not really any more encouraged by Mignolet [following his dropping]. He’s learned his lesson. He needs to play better. I’m a stickler on goalkeepers that don’t start in the right position and his starting positions have been all wrong,” Grobbelaar said.
“Liverpool need another goalkeeper and I believe Ochoa from Mexico has been looked at.”