Thursday 19 September 2019

'I would go and get him' - Jamie Carragher urges Liverpool boss Klopp to sign new goalkeeper

Liverpool are reportedly interested in Joe Hart
Liverpool are reportedly interested in Joe Hart
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool to sign England goalkeeper Joe Hart, after another unconvincing display from Simon Mignolet as the Reds beat Stoke 4-1 at Anfield.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp recalled Mignolet to replace under-pressure keeper Loris Karius earlier this month, after a media storm blew up over the German’s shaky performances at the start of his career in the Premier League.

While Mignolet pulled off a crucial save to keep Liverpool in the game after they conceded an early Jon Walters goals at Anfield, Reds legend Carragher suggested Klopp should sign Hart if he is allowed to leave Manchester City next month.

Hart is currently on loan at Italian side Torino after being replaced at City by Claudio Bravo last summer, with Carragher suggesting he would be an ideal first choice for Liverpool.

“If I was Klopp and someone said to me you can go out and get Joe Hart, I would do it,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“The position Liverpool are in, if they get offered a goalkeeper who has won titles like Joe Hart, I would go and get him.

Mignolet: Wants first-team football. Photo: Reuters / Jason Cairnduff
Mignolet: Wants first-team football. Photo: Reuters / Jason Cairnduff

“Mignolet made a big save at a vital time in this game, but teams are having very few shots against Liverpool and they are all ending up as goals.”

Carragher also suggested striker Daniel Sturridge will look to leave Liverpool unless he breaks into Jurgen Klopp’s first team plans, after he was left on the bench again as Divock Origi started against Swansea.

While Sturridge scored after coming on in the closing stages at Anfield, Carragher believes he will look for a route out of Anfield at some point in 2017.

“From Liverpool’s point of view, you wouldn’t even think of Daniel Sturridge moving on in January, but long-term that might be different,” he added. “He can make a difference until the end of the season, but he must be unhappy.

“This is a really big name player and he wants to play every week. Of course he is unhappy, but he never really says anything in the press about the situation.

“I think he will stay until the end of the season and if he is not a regular then, I don’t see him staying next season, but he can play a major part for Liverpool.”

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