Italian Goalkeeper Mattia Perin linked with move to Liverpool

The 22-year-old has been linked with the Reds or his agent has done all the linking for his client and with good reason.

Last season, on becoming Genoa’s first-choice goalkeeper at the start of 2013/14, the young Italian shot-stopper kept 11 clean sheets in 37 appearances, and averaged 2.38 saves per game. His form later saw him travel to Brazil as part of the Italy World Cup 23.

He has improved even further this season and has become part of a Genoa side just a point off third-place in Serie A.

Perin averages less than a goal conceded per game (0.80) – which places him in the top 10 – and above goalkeepers of the calibre of Thibaut Courtois, Iker Casillas and Steve Mandanda.

He also saves plenty of shots, at an average of 2.93 a game, putting him 13th overall  and manages to make 3.67 saves per goal conceded. For comparison, current Liverpool goalkeeper, Brad Jones’ averages just 1.5 saves for every goal conceded.

The Italian is also commanding in the air, according to statistics. He sits in the top 20 with an average of 3.33 successful claims and with 100% success rate. The only area he doesn’t rank in the top 20 is in terms of distribution which is something he will improve on as he gains more experience.

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