Kasper Schmeichel
Manchester United are also keen on signing Kasper Schmeichel in the summer Getty

Liverpool have entered the race to sign Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel as Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring in quality back up to challenge Simon Mignolet for the No 1 position at the club. Adam Bogdan was signed on a free transfer by former manager Brendan Rodgers in the summer, but his performances thus far have left a lot to be desired for a club which is seeking to challenge for the Premier League title and qualify for the Champions League.

According to the Mirror, the Reds made an enquiry for the Denmark international, who has been in sublime form for the title chasing Foxes. They are currently on top of the Premier League table, three points ahead of Manchester City. The King Power stadium outfit have made it clear that the player will not be allowed to leave midway through the season. However, the report claimed that the Merseyside club will renew their interest in the summer yet again.

Mignolet has been given a vote of confidence by the German manager and recently signed a new deal to remain at the club until the summer of 2020 despite a number of glaring errors, which have cost Liverpool valuable points this season. Schmeichel has been in impressive form this season and has started every game for the table toppers keeping seven clean sheets.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager will be keen to bring in a stopper who can regularly challenge the Belgian goalkeeper, who has had an easy run thus far to maintain his position as the club's first choice.

The Anfield outfit, however, will have their task cut out to secure the Danish goalkeeper's services, as according to The Sun, Manchester United are also keen on signing Schmeichel in the summer. They believe David de Gea's future at the club could come into question, hence are preparing a list of alternatives, with the Dane quite high on their list.

They will also have an advantage due his father, Peter Schmeichel's, exploits at Old Trafford during his stint between 1991-99. He won five Premier League titles, three FA Cup's and a Champions League trophy for United.