SAINTS are yet to receive any enquires for goalkeeping duo Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy.

Both players have come to the realisation that they will be fighting it out to be manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s second choice behind Angus Gunn.

And despite McCarthy being linked with a move to Liverpool in various reports, the Daily Echo understands that there hasn’t been any contact.

The 29-year-old former Reading man was reported to be open to a move to Jurgen Klopp’s side as a potential replacement for Simon Mignolet.

McCarthy replaced Forster in the Saints net back in December 2017 and went on to be named the club’s player of the year after a string of fine performances.

He also received international recognition when he was called up to the England squad, before waiting patiently for his debut against the USA at Wembley last November.

Despite the club splashing out £13.5m for Gunn last summer, former boss Mark Hughes stuck with McCarthy in goal.

Hasenhuttl, though, had other ideas.

The Austrian initially kept faith with McCarthy, only to hand Gunn his Premier League debut against Chelsea at the beginning of January.

In a strange turn of events, the ex-Manchester City shot-stopper was then dropped back down to the bench.

But when Saints visited Arsenal in February, Hasenhuttl decided to go with Gunn again and then stuck with him for the rest of the season.

And McCarthy’s season came to an abrupt end when a foot injury ruled him out for the remainder of the season.

This led to Forster – the highest paid player in the club’s history - coming back into the fold for April’s trip to Newcastle.

The England international hadn’t been in a Saints shirt since the Boxing Day defeat to Tottenham back in December 2017.

Although Forster wasn’t present on match days, it’s believed that he remained the most consistent performer in between the sticks during training.

Hasenhuttl eventually gave him a chance to prove himself in the penultimate match of their season away to West Ham.

With wholesale changes made to the squad, Saints were handed out a 3-0 beating in which Forster could have done very little to prevent from happening.

One of the difficulties the club will face when trying to sell either one of the duo is that they are both on long-term deals.

Forster’s contract doesn’t run out until 2022, having signed a five-year extension in 2017.

Like his teammate, McCarthy is also tied down until 2022 after agreeing to new terms last year.