Joe Hart goalkeeper of FC Torino in action during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and FC Torino at Stadio Friuli on October 31, 2016 in Udine, Italy.
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According to the Mirror, Joe Hart has told some of his mates that he’d be keen on playing under Jurgen Klopp – but, who wouldn’t?

I am always very sceptical of stories which indicate a source of information as being a player or coach’s ‘close friend’ or ‘family member’ as it can often be a way to fabricate a story where there is actually no factual basis or real reason to report anything.

When Loris Karius arrived in the summer with a great reputation and even greater hair, it was meant to be that Simon Mignolet would drop to the bench and Karius, in as much as he looks like Prince Charming, would save Liverpool from danger in a goalkeeping sense. The young German is supposed to be our number one ‘keeper for the next decade and while I believe there’s a chance of that happening, if reports are to be believed, Joe Hart wants in at Liverpool after the young German was dropped after a series of errors in goal.

So, the Mirror claim that Joe Hart has told his pals that he wants to play under Jurgen Klopp and, aside from Mario Balotelli, I can imagine very few footballers who wouldn’t like to play under the German boss.

When Pep Guardiola signed Claudio Bravo from Barcelona, after telling Hart that he didn’t believe he could adjust to suit his playing style, the Englishman had no choice but to leave the club on loan to join Torino in order to remain England’s number one.

The Mirror claim that Hart wants City to negotiate with Liverpool in the summer even though they’re rivals. This all depends on whether or not there is interest from the Reds or if it’s just media talk – which it probably is.

The fact of the matter is that, despite positive performances from Loris Karius, Liverpool have two goalkeepers who are both prone to making howlers and signing a ‘keeper of Hart’s stature would add experience and real quality ahead of a potential Champions League campaign next season.

Believe it if you want to, but I’ve never met Joe Hart’s ‘pals’ so there needs to be questions asked about how reliable the source of information is.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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