Jurgen Klopp has denied that he wants to sign either Marc-Andre ter Stegen or Timo Horn and insists the current goalkeeping situation at Liverpool is “absolutely okay”.
Speaking ahead of Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup semi-final against Stoke City, Klopp once again took the opportunity to defend Simon Mignolet.
The Belgium international has looked less-than-convincing in recent weeks, prompting speculation that Klopp will attempt to sign a new keeper either this month or in the summer.
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In response to a question about Ter Stegen and Horn, Klopp was quoted by The Times’ Merseyside football writer Tony Barrett as saying: "Good keepers, but no."
The German coach, who watched his side slump to a 2-0 defeat to West Ham at the weekend, added: "Our goalkeeping situation is absolutely okay. Simon Mignolet is a really, really, really good keeper."
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Ter Stegen would be an upgrade on Mignolet
There appears to be a growing feeling amongst the Anfield faithful that, in order for Liverpool to seriously compete for the Premier League title, they require a top-level goalkeeper to replace Mignolet.
Ter Stegen appeared to be a real option for the Reds after it emerged that the Germany international was disillusioned with life at Barcelona after being snubbed for both matches at the recent FIFA Club World Cup tournament.
The RMC Sport journalist who broke the news of Anthony Martial’s move to Manchester United last summer even claimed Liverpool had entered discussions with the player’s entourage.
But unless Klopp is deliberately playing down the situation in order to avoid creating headlines, it seems Liverpool will still have Mignolet as their first-choice goalkeeper for the foreseeable future.
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