Phil Neville thinks Liverpool should have signed Joe Hart this summer…
The former Everton and Manchester United player, turned ill-informed pundit, thinks the Englishman would have been an improvement on the three keepers Jurgen Klopp has gone with this term: Simon Mignolet, Loris Karius and Danny Ward.
He told the Daily Star, “I’m surprised he didn’t go out and get Joe Hart. A real top-class, experienced goalkeeper. I think he’s (Hart) better than what they’ve got. I think he would have given them a bit of stature at the back.”
Hart was once one of the country’s best stoppers, but his stock has fallen over the past few years.
He endured a miserable campaign on loan at Torino in 2016/17 and hasn’t started life at West Ham especially well either, with the Irons currently in the relegation places.
In short, Hart’s become somewhat of a liability the past 24 months, while Mignolet has dramatically improved this calendar year.
The Belgian is deservedly our no.1, with Klopp set to use Karius in Europe and Ward in the domestic cup competitions.
There’s no plans at Liverpool to bring in any new keepers, especially considering Karius and Ward are 24 and Mignolet yet to turn 30.
If we were going to sign someone, they’d need to be an automatic upgrade on Mignolet, which Hart is definitely not.