Liverpool fans have been worried about the goalkeeping situation recently and their hopes of bringing in a new player to take up the mantle between the sticks has been hit hard according to the Daily Mail.
The paper claims that the Reds’ manager, Jurgen Klopp, will be saving funds for the summer for outfield players and will decide which one of his three keepers will be number one, come the start of next season.
Simon Mignolet, Loris Karius and Danny Ward are the three keepers in contention and after a trial in the summer it is expected that the German will let one player go. Mignolet is the current number one at Liverpool despite being dropped by the manager midway through the season but mistakes from the summer arrival, Karius, have allowed the former Sunderland man to get back into the starting XI.
Liverpool fans will be left bemused by the fact that Klopp does not want to replace any of his goalkeepers, at least the ones who have been at the club this season as Ward has been playing his minutes on loan at Huddersfield.
Ward, who is 23 years of age, has impressed under Klopp’s friend David Wagner. The Welsh star impressed during Euro 2016 for the side as Wayne Hennessey was injured prior to the opening game of the tournament.
It seems that Klopp is once again set to oversee a large transfer outlay, with a lot of players expected to come in. Even in his first summer transfer window the German was able to set a profit, after selling players such as Christian Benteke and Joe Allen.
The Reds have not been able to battle with the likes of Manchester United or Manchester City when it comes to bringing in big money talent but Klopp is ready to spend in the window with a number of players linked from Bundesliga.
Recently the club has also been linked with Naby Keita and Inaki Williams but the lack of a goalkeeper in the list will be a worry for almost every fan out there. Mignolet and Karius have been poor in various stretches of the season and playing with them next season as well could lead to more poor performances for the side.
The Reds have lacked an authoritative goalkeeper for years and based on this latest bit of information, that might stay the same for a few more seasons as well. But if Klopp does manage to turn things around the next season, not many will be complaining.