Mark Lawrenson urges Liverpool to sign Joe Hart

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Liverpool may have kept a clean sheet during their 5-0 thrashing of Burton Albion in the League Cup but their first two Premier League matches saw them ship five goals.

Conceding too many goals was also a problem for most of last season and despite adding two new goalkeepers to the squad during the summer, it appears there is still room for improvement.

Simon Mignolet has escaped major criticism so far, however, is not expected to keep his place in the starting XI when Loris Karius returns from injury.

Veteran Alex Manninger also joined the club but the 39-year-old is not expected to feature too prominently this year.

It is too early to write all three off entirely and Liverpool are unlikely to make too many more inroads into the transfer market before the window closes next week.

However, one keeper who does appear to be available at the moment is Manchester City's Joe Hart, and a former Liverpool hero has urged Jurgen Klopp to make a late move for him.

Mark Lawrenson, while commentating for the BBC, took a dig at Klopp's summer business by comparing his three keepers with Hart.

"If I were Liverpool I'd be all over Joe Hart," Lawrenson said.

"He's better than their three keepers put together!"

Hart is expected to leave the Etihad Stadium since Pep Guardiola's decision to opt for someone between the sticks who is better on the ball.

The England international did start City's Champions League qualifying play-off second leg against Steaua Bucharest but Claudio Bravo's imminent arrival from Barcelona will push him even further down the pecking order.

The 29-year-old has been linked with a move to Liverpool's Merseyside rivals Everton but the £7 million fee to take him on loan for a season has deterred Ronald Koeman, leaving the window open for someone else to jump in.

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