Liverpool are considering a loan move in signing Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech in January, according to the Mirror.

The 32-year-old has seen his first team appearances been limited this season as he has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge after the return of Thibaut Courtois on-loan from Atletico Madrid earlier in the summer.

Cech has over 18 months left on his current deal and is now being linked with a loan move in the mid-season transfer window.

The Merseyside club have the services of Simon Mignolet as the first choice keeper in the squad. However, the former Sunderland man was dropped during Liverpool's 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United as Brendan Rodgers started Brad Jones in that position.

The Reds have struggled in all competitions and Mignolet's performance has seen him receive a lot of criticism. The Northern Irishman has set his sights on bringing Cech to Anfield on-loan till the end of the season.

After Liverpool's latest defeat at the hands of United, they now sit 11<sup>th on the table with 21 points after 16 games and are 18 points behind league leaders Chelsea. Jose Mourinho no longer considers the Anfield club as a threat to the west London club.

The Portuguese tactician is willing to let Cech join Liverpool till the end of the season as he believes he can play a vital role in helping Liverpool avoid defeats against Premier League champions Manchester City, United and Arsenal – who are a threat to Chelsea's title challenge.

Meanwhile, summer signing Cesc Fabregas has expressed his delight after Chelsea made it to the last four of the Capital One Cup following their 3-1 victory over Derby County on Tuesday.

"We know these kinds of games are always difficult. It's probably the biggest game of the season for them and we knew that they would always give their best. It was a tough game," Fabregas told Chelsea's official website.

"We had to be up for it. The coach knew that and we had a very strong line-up. We were solid. We're happy for the victory and the performance and I think we deserved to win."