21 Apr 2017

Great News: Klopp finally confirms Liverpool transfer for 'fantastic' £40m star is definitely a non-starter

Liverpool have been endlessly linked with Man City outcast Joe Hart this season, and Reds legend Jamie Carragher has publicly called for Jurgen Klopp to sign Hart on four separate occasions. Thankfully, Klopp has now confirmed that Liverpool are interesting in bringing the the England 'keeper to Anfield.

Speaking to the The Mirror on Sunday, Carra argued that on-loan City 'keeper Joe Hart 'ticks all the boxes as the kind of goalkeeper Liverpool need', and insisted that Hart is an 'elite' player who's several levels above both Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius. He further enthused:

“Joe has won titles, played in the Champions League, and has the mentality to excel. It isn’t often that the opportunity arises to buy a proven, top-class goalkeeper from a rival, but Hart fits the bill".

On Wednesday, ESPN reported:

"Liverpool are not interested in signing Joe Hart from Manchester City as they consider him inferior to their current goalkeeper options, a senior Reds source has told ESPN".

When asked on Thursday about a possible summer move for Hart, Klopp told reporters:

"He [Hart] is a fantastic goalkeeper, but he is is not for us in this moment and hopefully not in the future – not because of Joe but because we already have two strong goalkeepers".

Hart - who has conceded 51 goals at Torino this season and made a series of costly mistakes - is not the long-term solution for Liverpool, so this is great news. Unfortunately, it's a double-edged sword described Mignolet and Karius as the 'highest quality goalkeepers', which suggests he will stick with both next season.

In my view, this is a mistake. Like Lallana, Can, and Origi, Mignolet needs to be replaced, and a team with players like these as regular starters will not win anything significant. If you want regular 4th-8th place finishes in the league, then Lallana, Can, and Mignolet are the guys you need; if Liverpool have serious designs on winning the league, or progressing to the latter stages of the Champions League, better, more consistent players are required.

* Hart: £40m-rated .


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