German stopper Timo Horn has admitted rejecting the chance to move to Liverpool as a 15-year-old, because the quality of coaching in England is worse than in his homeland.
The stopper currently plies his trade for FC Koln in the Bundesliga, and if it wasn’t for Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Bernd Leno, would likely be playing international football by now!
Horn told the Independent: “In principle the thought of moving to England is appealing.
“But it’s not something I’m thinking about right now. I can’t rule it out completely.
“I often had chances and offers to move to England as a youth player, but in my opinion the best goalkeeping education is here in Germany which is why I’ve always stayed.”
Jurgen Klopp was linked heavily with Horn when he first arrived in England, but instead opted for Loris Karius, who’s set for a Champions League start this evening against Sevilla.
Karius endured a tricky debut season in the Premier League, losing his place to Simon Mignolet, who in fairness has been very good ever since he won it back at the end of last year.
But Klopp wants to rotate his stoppers, using Mignolet in the league, Karius in Europe and Danny Ward in the cup competitions.
It’s a fresh approach – and we’ll see how well it works. At EOTK, we’re a little more old-school when it comes to goalkeepers… Pick your best one and go from there… He’s not going to get tired, is he?