17 Mar 2014

Game On: LFC confident of signing 'spectacular' £8m star hailed as 'best' in La Liga

Liverpool scouts recently watched Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas in action, and after delivering 'rave reviews' about his performance, speculation about a move for the Levante stopper is rising.

In February, the The Mirror claimed:

"Liverpool and Everton are keeping tabs on Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

"He is also being monitored by Sevilla and Atletico Madrid, with all four clubs receiving rave reviews from their scouts"

According to reports today:

"The Reds have made an enquiry about Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas [and] Liverpool are confident of getting their man"

£8m-rated Navas, who plays for La Liga side Levante, is having a great season for his club, and his performances have helped the Valencia-based team rise to the heady-heihts of 7th in the Spanish top division. Navas' stats this season:

- Appearances: 25
- Saves: 111 (Ave 4.4 saves per game)
- 13 clean sheets (52%)
- Goals conceded: 34* (1.3 per game)

* 7 goals conceded in one game against Barca.

Levante manager Joaquin Caparras attributes much of his team's success to Navas' superb goalkeeping, and in January, he enthused:

“Navas is having a spectacular season, he helps us a lot because when there are problems, he’s there and he’s very important to us"

Speaking to reporters recently, Levante president Quico Catalan also raved about Navas. He told reporters:

“He's the best keeper in the league right now and that is a privilege for us. Other clubs know the situation.”

Former Manchester City striker Paulo Wanchope believes that Navas would be a hit in England. He told reporters recently:

“Keylor will be a hit in England because of his quality.”

Brendan Rodgers seems set on buying another goalkeeper to challenge Mignolet, but despite his consistency for the Reds, Brad Jones is clearly not seen as an able long-term deputy.



  1. I'm not convinced Rodgers is going to bid for a keeper this summer. Sending scouts to a game could mean anything and these newspaper reports are frequently nonsense. I wouldn't take any of them to mean we're actively seeking to buy a new keeper. Our scouts are constantly at games viewing all manner of players. I'd say we have a short-list of players in every position but we would ultimately only go for a small number. Keeper would be low priority in my view, especially given that we're not even interested in having Pepe back.

  2. Too short. And after SM's save on Rooney Sunday why would we bother anyway? We have a #2 who's not bad.

  3. No mention of his age. That's normally a good guide as to if we would be genuinely interested.