In one of the oddest potential transfers of recent times, Liverpool look likely to offer Alex Manninger a contract as our third-choice goalkeeper.
The 39-year-old was David Seaman’s understudy in the 1990s for Arsenal, and has since played for countless clubs all over Europe – and even trialled at Everton back in 2012!
Some fans are very underwhelmed by the links, but others understand Manninger is very unlikely to play and suggest his experience will be a positive influence on Loris Karius – who’ll be challenging Simon Mignolet for game-time.
Going to be toxic on here if the next two signings are Manninger and Chilwell 🙈
— Klopp (@BundesligaLFC) July 11, 2016
Manninger is a dedicated pro with plenty of experience. He could help develop Karius. Not a crazy idea to sign him with that in mind.
— Olé (@Ole_LFC) July 11, 2016
Alex Manninger is a standout professional and would be a perfect 3rd goalkeeper. He has a lot experience and could help Karius as well. #lfc
— Max (@Sefendo) July 11, 2016
— Coral (@Coral) July 11, 2016
Alex Manninger: Over the past 3 Bundesliga seasons only one GK to have made 20+ apps has a worse save success rate than Manninger (58.3%)
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) July 11, 2016
@RoryGreenfield I’m loving Klopps work on this. Manninger has an absolute wealth of experience (and surely knowledge) under his belt.
— Cassava Kid (@CassavaKid) July 12, 2016
— KING-HOOKAH (@theshishaking) July 12, 2016
Really don’t understand why everyone is losing their shit over Alex Manninger. He’ll train with us and be 3rd choice. Won’t play.
— Dave Tyrer (@DavrosTy) July 12, 2016
Other news: Pitch has been re-seeded and Alex Manninger could be 3rd Choice Keeper.
Manninger is shite so that could help the grass grow.
— ByTheMinute LFC (@ByTheMinLFC) July 12, 2016
Anyone know if there’s a link with Manninger and Klopp or did he just randomly turn up at Melwood? So bizarre!! #LFC 😂⚽️🔴
— Todd (@Toddlfc) July 12, 2016
I have no problem with Manninger coming in. 3rd in line GK’s very rarely get a game anyway. Its just a giggle.
— Captain Insensible (@keswickbro) July 12, 2016
The Manninger thing makes sense when you realise two young keepers are out on loan. Experienced, low cost cover till Danny’s back.
— Steve Harrison (@AintreeIron) July 12, 2016
Klopp can be ruthless. Wouldn’t be shocked if Manninger is signed not as 3rd choice GK, but as a future coach replacement for Achterberg
— Paul (@flataboveashop) July 12, 2016
Typical transfer window for us! Get linked with Gotze, pull out of it and now we are looking at signing Alex Manninger at the age of 39 🙈
— Daniel Blythe (@danielb5590) July 12, 2016