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Charlie Adam names the player Liverpool should have signed this summer

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When Liverpool made a profit in the summer transfer window, there were plenty of fans wondering why they hadn’t spent more money.

There were question marks surrounding high-profile signings Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum, while Ragnar Klavan, Loris Karius, Joel Matip and Alexander Manninger did little to excite Kopites ahead of the campaign.

However, after 11 Premier League matches, Liverpool sit atop of the table with Mane, Wijnaldum, Karius and Matip all playing an important role in the side’s impressive form.

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However, there’s one player that Liverpool really should have signed this summer. That’s according to former Reds midfielder Charlie Adam, who was surprised they turned down the chance to sign Joe Hart in the past transfer window.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club, the Stoke City player admits he doesn’t rate Loris Karius and thinks Jurgen Klopp should have made a move for the England international.

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“I don’t think they’ve had a top goalkeeper since Reina,” Adam claimed.

“I don’t feel comfortable with Lorus Karius, he’s still very young but he doesn’t impress me. I thought they would have broken the bank to get Joe Hart to Anfield in the summer.”

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With Hart not being wanted by Pep Guardiola at the Etihad this summer, the Spanish boss brought in Barcelona’s Claudio Bravo to become City's number one. It left Hart frantically searching for a new club with just days remaining of the transfer window and Liverpool were one of many clubs reported to be interested.

Italian club Torino eventually came to his rescue with Hart moving to Serie A on a temporary basis.

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As for Liverpool’s situation between the sticks and it appears Klopp has decided that Karius deserves to be the club’s number one ahead of Simon Mignolet.

The 23-year-old hasn’t looked completely confident during his first few matches for the club but, with plenty of years left in his career, there’s every chance he can grow to become a world-class ‘keeper and prove Adam wrong.

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