27 Sept 2016

Klopp insists: 'Outstanding' €36m international is the 'best in the world'. Agree?

Who is the best goalkeeper in the world? One thing's for sure, it most definitely 'aint Simon Mignolet, but Jurgen Klopp has a view on the issue, and unsurprisingly, he's gone with the obvious choice.

In an interview last week with The Guardian, Klopp mused:

“At the moment, the best goalkeeper in the world plays at Bayern Munich, and he’s German. We always have good ones. That’s the kind of mentality we have, we like this job. Kids like to wear the gloves".

I don't think many will disagree with Klopp's assessment here. Neuer's record at Bayern is formidable, and he's on fire again this season, with only 1 goal conceded in 8 games (7 clean sheets!).

Granted, Bayern have a superb defensive unit, and a key component of their defensive solidity is the use of a dedicated defensive-midfield. Whether it's Kimmich, Vidal, or Martinez, Bayern play with a DM, and it makes a massive difference to their defensive solidity.

One goal conceded in 8 games this season (plus 7 clean sheets) tells it's own story. There's a lesson there for Liverpool (who've conceded 9 goals in 6 league games so far this year).

^ €36m-rated (CIES Football Observatory). Hailed as 'outstanding' by Philip Lahm


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