Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello flattered by Liverpool rumours
Last Updated: 12/03/15 3:01pm
Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello admits he is flattered to be linked with Liverpool as speculation mounts over his future.
The 22-year-old has attracted attention from a number of European clubs after putting in some impressive performances for the Serie A side this season.
Reports in Italy claim Liverpool are monitoring Sportiello, who had his contract extended until 2019 earlier this year and is also a reported target of both Milan clubs.
"Liverpool are definitely a great club," Sportiello told Italian newspaper L'Eco di Bergamo. "We are talking about one of the top clubs in the world.
"However, I am happy to be here. This is my first year as a starter and I recently signed a new contract with Atalanta.
"My life has changed in a few months."
Liverpool are looking to sign a goalkeeper this summer with club manager Brendan Rodgers reportedly keen to increase competition for Simon Mignolet.
A youth product of Atalanta, Sportiello became the club's first-choice goalkeeper this season, pulling off 95 saves and keeping seven clean sheets in 26 league starts to ensure the Bergamo outfit remain above the drop zone.