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#632237 - 16/03/20 06:50 PM Re: Do we need a New No 2 GoalKeeper? [Re: TrueRed]
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Originally Posted By TrueRed
You're never going to get a No2 who's as good as you No1 so what kind of keeper are we looking for. I'm thinking someone like Jo Heart. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want him anywhere near the No1 slot but I think he'd of been better than Adrian against Athletico.


But I am sure you can get better than somebody who couldn't find a club for free.

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#632245 - 16/03/20 11:51 PM Re: Do we need a New No 2 GoalKeeper? [Re: EnergisedReds]
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I think 20m for a top back up keeper would signal intent to stay at the top of the tree.

It can be funded by sale of Shaqiri or Wilson. The sale of a player not even making our squad or bench for one who will be in every squad as a minimum isn't a big sacrifice.

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#632246 - 17/03/20 02:46 AM Re: Do we need a New No 2 GoalKeeper? [Re: Pickles]
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Generally top clubs will have an experienced GK as backup. Somebody who has experienced success and is wiling to step in at a moments notice without upsetting the balance of a team. They are able to have a clear head when moments arise in games, when they are filling in.

I feel that Adrian is a good shot stopper but he doesn't have the necessary concentration levels and reliability for us to continue with him. He's 33 now which is an age where top keepers are showing their most consistent form. He did step in adimrably earlier in the season when Alisson got injured, however I feel that was at a time when the team especially our defence, where at their best and shielded Adrian.

The fact that Adrian now when we are having to rely on him again, when our team has been at their most susceptible is not being shielded as well. His flaws are coming to the fore and seeing him fumbling the ball from fairly innocuous shots and showing vulnerabilities as shown with Llorente's 2 goals for Atl Madrid at Anfield from almost identical positions in the space of 9 minutes. He also fumbled for Willian's goal in our defeat to Chelsea in The FA Cup.

It's a difficult situation for Klopp - Kelleher is not ready to step up and Adrian is now becoming a liability, like those before him. Can we teach an old"ish" dog new tricks, can Adrian improve at 33?



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#632256 - 17/03/20 11:28 PM Re: Do we need a New No 2 GoalKeeper? [Re: Pickles]
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Don't forget that we also have Kamil Grabara (21 years old) loaned out to Huddersfield. He is due back for pre season.

Certainly a better shout than Kelleher for the back up spot at this point.

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