With Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet incapable of catching a cold between them, Liverpool are keeping an eye on other goalkeepers and Manchester City’s Joe Hart is one that looks a good buy.
When Liverpool signed Loris Karius this summer, most people thought that his stellar reputation guaranteed sound goalkeeping performances and maybe even a little bit more. Expectation often ruins Liverpool fans and it was no different this time as supporters expected Manuel Neuer to turn out for Liverpool under the disguise of a dashing blonde model resembling a prince charming from a Disney movie.
After a series of blunders, Prince Charming was dropped and in came Simon Mignolet, who has seemed more like an evil character from a Disney movie due to his antics in recent seasons. Surprisingly, the Belgian has performed quite adequately recently and hasn’t conceded a goal since returning between the sticks – two clean sheets in two Premier League games.
Despite that form, the Mirror are reporting Liverpool’s supposed interest in Manchester City’s Joe Hart.
The England international was dropped as City’s no.1 without warning when Pep Guardiola came in at the beginning of the season and subsequently went out on loan to Torino. What hasn’t been surprising, however, has been the form that the English shot-stopper has displayed in Italy.
While I am sceptical about Liverpool being interested in Hart, I can believe that after the way he has been playing for Torino reports about the number of suitors he has is true.
Hart is looking to stay fit and on form, but most of all, in order to remain England’s first choice goalie he needs to be the no.1 at a club and be in good form. Right now, he is certainly checking those boxes very well but is said to be interested by a move back to the Premier League.
Liverpool could offer that but with two ‘keepers already vying for top spot, there is no point in buying a new one just to warm the bench. City are unlikely to be happy about selling to a big rival and Hart’s £120,00-a-week wages will also cause a significant issue. If anything, this isn’t something you should be concerned about for a long while.