22 Dec 2016

Shock Transfer: Liverpool still keen to sign 'outstanding' £30m international; Klopp watching him closely

Those pesky Joe Hart transfer rumours simply refuse to die.

Liverpool have been linked with Hart several times this season, and according to The Mirror today:

"Joe Hart could make an amazing Premier League return with a move to Liverpool. The Reds are watching developments closely and the 29-year-old could be interested in a move to Anfield".

In August, Reds legend Jamie Carragher admitted that he'd 'love to see Joe Hart come to Anfield', and he reiterated that view in early December, when he told Sky Sports:

"Joe Hart quality-wise, why not, of course you’d look at that situation whether he’s available or not. I’d certainly ask the question".

Carra went on to suggest that Hart's £120k-a-week wages might be an issue, but if Torino can afford him, how expensive can he be? For me, though, it's simple: if Hart is surplus to requirements at Man City, why is he suddenly good enough for Liverpool?

Like Guardiola, Klopp appears to have a preference for ball-playing goalkeepers, and £30m-rated Hart is not the greatest with the ball at his feet.

Plus, like his rampantly underachieving (and mentally weak) England cronies, Hart is tainted by endless failure on the international stage, and his mistakes played a big part in England's ignominious exit from Euro 2016.

In my view, Hart is unlikely to get get any better, so signing him is arguably a retrograde step. Loris Karius has his issues, but he's only 23, and still has plenty of time to perfect his game. Thanks, but no thanks.

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