Jurgen Klopp has cleared up the confusion surrounding the appointment of Hans Leitert as a goalkeeping consultant.
Earlier this week, it was announced by journalists that the former Austria keeper would come on board, although it wasn’t sure in what capacity.
According to Klopp, he’ll primarily help scouting – looking at new potential goalkeepers for the club across all age groups.
“[His role is] giving advice for the scouting department. It’s not that he makes decisions; he can’t,” he told today’s official press-conference.
“Goalkeeping is his specialist position, so I think that it makes sense that in our scouting department we have someone who is more responsive in that.
“But it’s not that he comes in and says ‘he’s our new No. 1’. We have a lot of goalkeepers in different age groups.
“Training for the first team is John Achterberg, head of scouting is other people, but he brings in other information.
“We have [scouts] for Germany, Austria, other countries, and we have people for goalkeeping in these countries. But Hans is ‘this’ guy.”
The employment of Leitert coincides with Simon Mignolet being dropped for Loris Karius.
It’s possible that the Belgian will never play for us again, in fact, and the young German has until the rest of the season to prove he’s good enough for us long-term.
Leitert will be checking out new alternatives, though, and reporting back to the club.
At EOTK, we’d like Roma’s Alisson to arrive. He’s an incredible keeper and a more realistic option than Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.