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Report: Liverpool backed to sign Jack Butland before deadline

Liverpool haven’t made many mistakes in the transfer market in recent seasons. Unfortunately, the club may have made two mistakes in the same area in the signings of Loris Karius and Adrian. Many fans are clamouring for a new backup keeper to arrive before the domestic window shuts. Paul Robinson has backed Liverpool to sign Jack Butland.

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Adrian calamities

Some Kopites are crying out for a new backup keeper to arrive in the next week.

The Reds were recently humiliated at Villa Park with the backup keeper at the centre of the scandal.

Adrian set the tone for the evening when he gifted the hosts a goal just moments into the game. The defence looked rock from that moment onwards.

This wasn’t the first time that he has cost us a game, the Reds were knocked out of the Champions League due to his errors, he was also to blame for the FA Cup exit at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool backed to sign Butland

Ex-England international Paul Robinson has backed Liverpool to sign Jack Butland to solve the crisis at number two.

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The retired goalkeeper told Football Insider:

“If Alisson is going to be out for that length of time Liverpool are going to have to look at it.

“While the domestic window is still open we may see Liverpool do some business. There is a lot of good goalkeepers that are not playing football right now.

“I can see Liverpool signing the likes of Jack Butland on a short-term deal. They need somebody like that. A player that has the experience of handling big games. Somebody of that ilk.”

What RTK has to say

This would certainly be an audacious move, it’s one that we can’t really see happening unless Stoke City are willing to let him go for free.

The Potters would likely be happy to get rid of his £60k a week wages, whether the Reds would be happy to pay them is another matter entirely.

The keeper does have some pedigree having played nine times for England. It would be a surprise should the Reds be so reactionary in the transfer market.

Would we like to see a new keeper backing up Alisson? Sure. Will we see one? Not likely.

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