According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool are being linked with a surprise move for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart. It is likely this won’t happen until the summer once his current loan with Torino finishes. Pep Guardiola very quickly deemed Hart surplus to requirements when he bought Barcelona reserve goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for £17m. Deciding Caballero would be Bravo’s back up was the final nail in the coffin and prompted a move to Torino.
Who is Liverpool’s no.1?
Liverpool are keeping an eye on Hart’s situation as they continue to struggle to get the best out of Loris Karius, while Simon Mignolet’s days as Anfield number one appear to be long since over.
It’s though that Liverpool are putting together plans to lure England goalkeeper Hart away from Manchester City in the summer. Up till now Klopp has backed current keepers Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet.
Karius has struggled to adapt to English football following his arrival from Mainz. Initially being made no.1 goalkeeper he was replaced for Mignolet for the Middlesbrough and Everton victories.
Klopp’s decision, whilst a logical one to keep Karius out the limelight does raises questions over whether we will look to sign a new long-term goalkeeper.
Hart has had a great start to his loan deal in Italy, however Torino are keen to keep him on a permanent basis. Torino won’t be the only Italian club interested in him though.
I would have thought a move back to the north-west would be a logical one. I’m sure he wants to prove Guardiola wrong and show he is capable of great things in the Premier League.
Julian Draxler in January?
The former Schalke star looks set to leave the Bundesliga club despite only joining in August 2015 for £30m. The Independent state Klopp will attempt to move for the 23-year-old in January with Sadio Mane set to be missing for up to seven games due to representing Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations.
The end of January with attacking options of Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge, Origi, Mane, Lallana and Draxler is phenomenal. A front 5 or even 6 of these guys will strike fear into most defences.