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Jurgen Klopp prepares January move for goalkeeper to fix slump

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It's safe to say it has been a rocky start to the season for Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp's side have won just three times in the Premier League this term, and only once since August.

The Reds have managed a victory on only three occasions at Anfield in all competitions as well, though all were in August; a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, easing past Hoffenheim 4-2 in the Champions League, which was shortly followed up by thumping Arsenal 4-0.

The poor run of form has meant that pressure has significantly increased on Klopp as they prepare to entertain Huddersfield on Saturday, who are of course managed by his fellow countryman David Wagner.

Huddersfield visit Merseyside on the back of a historic 2-1 defeat of Manchester United last weekend, and will be full of confidence that they can breach the Reds' shaky backline.

Those defensive problems are exactly why Liverpool are struggling so much.

With one of the most fearsome attacking line ups in Europe of Mo Salah, Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, finding the net hasn't been the issue; keeping them out is the trouble.

Dejan Lovren was dragged off just half an hour into last weekend's 4-1 loss at Tottenham, while Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius still appear prone to error, meaning Klopp's men are completely bereft of confidence at the back.

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - Premier League

Their defensive woes have prompted reports that Klopp has lost faith in his two first-choice goalkeepers, and he has apparently lined up a January move for legendary Spaniard Iker Casillas, according to El Pais, as per the Metro.

Liverpool have the worst defensive record in the entire Premier League, with 15 goals conceded in just five games.

Casillas has been dropped by current club Porto in favour of 24-year-old Jose Sa, and took to Instagram after he was left out of the side to face RB Leipzig to show his frustration.

Porto are two points clear at the top of their domestic league having won 8 of their 9 games, conceding just four times, and are on course to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages.

It is believed that the club's hierarchy could look to sell the 36-year-old in order to reduce their wage bill.

Casillas, who won the Champions League three times with his boyhood club Real Madrid before leaving in 2015, will not want his glittering career to end on the substitutes' bench, so could be open to a move.

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - Premier League

Whether Klopp fixes his team's problems with Casillas or by another means, it is becoming rapidly clear that his time is running out at Anfield.

Almost certainly out of the title race already, a bad result on Saturday could push him closer to the exit door.

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