Simon Mignolet’s performance came under intense scrutiny once again, this time against Hull City, as the Reds lost another game in 2017. The Belgian goalkeeper was at fault for the first goal conceded by the Merseyside club as he could not deal with a corner, which was another major error during his Liverpool career so far.
The Reds did bring in Loris Karius in the summer but the former Mainz goalkeeper had a poor start to his career and even was dropped to bring in Mignolet back. Karius did redeem himself in the cup games but the Reds were knocked out from both the FA Cup and EFL Cup in successive games, something that will hurt the side.
Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, did speak out about his frustration of not signing any players in the January window, which might have also included Joe Hart, the Manchester City keeper. But TalkSPORT now claims that Corriere dello Sport is reporting an interest from the Reds for Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.
The 32-year-old has been great for the Serie A giants since moving to the club in 2012 and has even helped the side move up to fourth in the standings. Handanovic is known for his ability to organise the defence, something that Liverpool could do with.
The Slovenian also is known for dealing with crosses rather easily and is one of the most complete goalkeepers in the world.
While age might not be on his side, he does have a lot of quality but Liverpool might not be looking to bring in a keeper who would not have more than a couple of good seasons in him, though Handanovic would be a safe pair of hands to have at the club.
What about Karius and Mignolet?
The current Liverpool goalkeepers don’t really provide anyone with confidence anymore. Even when Mignolet was doing well after making a comeback to the side, he has shown his vulnerabilities in recent games.
The goal conceded against Chelsea and his performance against Hull City certainly have put his career at doubt at Liverpool. Handanovic might not be the player that will perform for the Reds for years to come but even a couple of seasons under him could be beneficial to Klopp’s side.
His experience would certainly come in handy for young keepers like Karius but it does seem a highly unlikely signing coming from the Reds as they look to add more quality to their side in the summer window.