Jurgen Klopp is ready to enter the market for some fierce competition for Simon Mignolet after the Liverpool goalkeeper’s Wembley howler, according to The Mirror.
The Belgian allowed Fernandinho’s effort from a tight angle to slip under his body for Manchester City’s normal-time goal in Sunday’s Capital One Cup final heartache.
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Although he made a couple of excellent saves to force the tie to a penalty shootout, Mignolet’s high-profile mistake was further evidence that he is not always reliable.
Since arriving at Anfield, Klopp has, publicly at least, backed the 27-year-old as his first choice, and he was handed a new five-year deal in January, as BBC Sport reports.
But The Mirror’s Liverpool expert David Maddocks claims that the events at Wembley have convinced Klopp into a summer overhaul, and that a new keeper is on his agenda.
The Mirror adds that Adam Bogdan will be allowed to move on and that a new, more established stopper will be brought in to fight for the number-one spot with Mignolet.
Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno, Schalke’s Ralf Fahrmann and Augsburg’s Marwin Hitz – three of the Bundesliga’s finest, unsurprisingly, all on his radar, according to The Mirror.
I think we would all agree that the goalkeeping ranks need bolstering, and some genuine competition might be what Mignolet needs to find his best form on a consistent basis.
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