Mathew Ryan
Club Brugge goalkeeper Mathew Ryan is a January target for LiverpoolGetty

Liverpool are reportedly keeping tabs on Club Brugge goalkeeper Mathew Ryan, with a view to sign him in the future.

According to the Mirror, Brendan Rodgers is monitoring the Australian international as he continues his search for an able backup for current first-choice Simon Mignolet.

Ryan, who joined the Belgian club in 2013 has been in impressive form and is currently the first-choice for the Australian national team, he also featured in all three games for the Socceroos during the World Cup in Brazil.

Mignolet has had a wretched season between the sticks for Liverpool after being responsible for various goals conceded by the Reds throughout the first-half of the season, and was even dropped by the Northern Irishman following a string of disappointing performances.

However, his replacement Brad Jones also failed to impress the manager and was subsequently injured to hand Mignolet his place in the first XI.

Rodgers has admitted that he needs a new goalkeeper to challenge the former Sunderland stopper, but the report claims that the manager is willing to wait until the summer if he cannot find a solution in the ongoing January transfer window.

"I think we need a goalkeeper of some sort; it's just depending on how long Brad Jones is going to be out injured," Rodgers explained.

"We are obviously down and have got two young inexperienced keepers behind Simon, who is only just back in the team, so we need to assess that."

Apart from Ryan, the Merseyside club have also been linked to Fiorentina keeper Neto, with rumours suggesting that the Serie A club are demanding a fee of £2m from the Reds to sign the stopper. However, they will face competition from Juventus for his signature.