Sign up for the free World Soccer Talk daily email newsletter for news and soccer TV schedules »

SAT, 9:30AM ET
SAT, 12:30PM ET
SAT, 7:30PM ET

Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers Lines Up Move for Goalkeeper Shay Given: Nightly Soccer Report

shay given Liverpools Brendan Rodgers Lines Up Move for Goalkeeper Shay Given: Nightly Soccer Report

Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given as a backup to Simon Mignolet at Anfield.

Given, who continues to be on the bench at Villa after American goalkeeper Brad Guzan occupies the starting spot, may move to Merseyside. The Irish goalkeeper is still one of the highest wage earners at Villa Park, and has three years remaining on his contract. The 37-year-old goalkeeper previously starred at Manchester City and Newcastle.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers sees Given as a more experienced back-up than Brad Jones.

Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:

Premier League

Major League Soccer

Europa League

La Liga

International soccer

The Nightly Soccer Report is tomorrow’s news today. It’s often tomorrow morning’s worldwide newspaper headlines that are published the night before. We do all the work for you, combing the Internet and aggregating the news for you. Read The Nightly Soccer Report on World Soccer Talk every night before bed, so you can stay on top of all the news that matters.

This entry was posted in Leagues: EPL, Liverpool. Bookmark the permalink.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
View all posts by Christopher Harris →

3 Responses to Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers Lines Up Move for Goalkeeper Shay Given: Nightly Soccer Report

  1. Bishopville Red says:

    This would be Excellent news for Villa.


  2. Gary says:

    Shay Given was once a very good goalkeeper at Newcastle. The last time I saw him play for Villa he was average. I’m not sure if he is at this moment any better than Jones.

  3. StellaWasAlwaysDown says:

    Yes! Get him off the books so we can shore up the midfield a little more. Great news today if it goes down. UTV

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>