Liverpool closing in on a deal for in-demand English stopper

September 16, 2018

Liverpool are ready to confirm the signing of encouraging Barnet stopper Kai McKenzie-Lyle.

It is understood that the Merseyside club have completed a deal to recruit the promising goalkeeper, who is already an established international for his native Guyana team.

Kai McKenzie-Lyle has earned plaudits for his displays at youth level in recent years, and it seems the Reds have won the race for his services.

The Englishman had enjoyed a trial period with Premier League leaders, with Liverpool viewing him as a potentially useful addition to the academy ranks.

The Anfield outfit have evidently seen enough from the 20-year-old to secure his signature, with the shot-stopper set to continue in between the sticks for the youth team as the there is fierce competition in Jurgen Klopp’s side for No.1 position.

With £66 million summer signing Alisson Becker being the first-choice keeper for German specialist Simon Mignolet is forced to watch the action from the sidelines as former Dortmund Borussia manager decided to have one keeper for domestic league and cup competitions.

Last year Simon Mignolet was No.1 for the Merseyside club but Loris Karius, who is enjoying life in Turkey, replaced him in the dugout.