Hannover goalkeeper and Liverpool target Ron-Robert Zieler has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League one day.
The Germany international has been the subject of interest from Liverpool in recent weeks, with the player's agent confirming the Reds are tracking and considering a summer approach for the 24-year-old.
Zieler, a Manchester United academy product, left Old Trafford and joined Hannover as a free agent in 2010, in search of first team football. The stopper, who also had a loan spell at Northampton Town during his five year stay in Manchester, has now spoken of his ambition to return to England.
"I have a past as a player in England and I fluently speak the language, too. The people over there are totally keen on football and I am definitely able to imagine coming out for a club in their league in the future. Of course, my desire is to play for a real top club during my career," the goalkeeper pointed out.
Zieler has not missed a Bundesliga game for Hannover in over two years and has now made 74 consecutive appearances for the Lower Saxony-based outfit. Brendan Rodgers has been searching the market for an experienced shot stopper to replace Pepe Reina, as Barcelona continue their pursuit of Reds No 1.
Meanwhile, Rodgers has stressed he is focused on adding new players who can provide competition for places in his squad.
The Reds finished seventh in the Premier League last season and the Northern Irishman admitted the squad lacked the depth and competitive mindset to break into the top four.
"I don't want a massive group; we want a tight group with a real core of 17 or 18 players who feel they should always be playing and then supported by a few of our top young talents. I want to have people who might be disappointed because they're not even on the bench. At the minute we probably don't have that so it's competition we want to get," Rodgers said.