The Reds’ goalkeepers seem to be the talk of the town at the moment, but one in particular has caught the attention of Huddersfield Town as they hope to lure 20-year-old Kamil Grabara to Yorkshire.
Grabara – a Poland under-21 international – has in fact just completed a loan spell at AGF Aarhus in the Danish league, where he made 16 appearances.
Siewert, like his predecessor – Klopp’s best man, David Wagner – was also a former Borussia Dortmund II manager; but it remains to be seen whether that will aid him in convincing Klopp to let Grabara leave.
A quick side note: Norwich manager, Daniel Farke, is also a former Borussia Dortmund II manager and we’ll be hosting them on Anfield’s Premier League curtain-raiser on the 8th August.
For Huddersfield, losing Jonas Lössl on a free to Everton has arguably left 31-year-old Ben Hamer as their first-choice goalkeeper in the Championship, although he only made seven Premier League appearances last season.
📰 | Huddersfield are red hot favourites for Liverpool’s Polish keeper Kamil Grabara.
Possibly a loan deal.
— Talking Town (@TalkingTown_) July 15, 2019
First-choice for Poland in the UEFA Under-21 Euro Championships in June, Grabara’s 6ft 5 inch frame was seen in three appearances in the competition, which included a 3-2 group stage win over Belgium and a 1-0 clean sheet performance against a youthful Italian side.
On a post-tournament break, Grabara has not yet arrived back at Melwood – with young duo Caoimhin Kelleher and Vitezslav Jaros both out injured, an unavailable Grabara represents the Reds’ only other back-up goalkeeping option beyond Dan Atherton.
Grabara joined the Reds for £250,000 back in 2016 from Ruch Chorzów at which point he joined the under-18s side. Since then, he has made the step up to under-23 level, but has only featured for Klopp’s senior side in last year’s pre-season outing against Tranmere.
Having made the bench for the Reds 2-1 loss to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup, the hope is that Grabara can still make the grade and become only the Reds’ second Polish ‘keeper after Jerzy Dudek.
Maybe a temporary move to the Championship would suit all parties in the long-run.