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Liverpool reckon four keepers isn’t enough

Liverpool are supposedly taking a look at 19 year-old MK Dons goalkeeper David Martin, handing the lad a trial at Anfield.

Jose Mourinho has always said he wanted two players for every position at Chelsea to ensure he always had quality players at his disposal. Other teams, like Tottenham, have followed suit and built suitably large squads to protect themselves against injuries and suspensions regardless of any selection headches.

But apparently Liverpool feel that rather than signing, say, a proper winger or a centre back, goalkeeper is really the position they want to have the Premiership’s best depth.

After signing both Jerzey Dudek and Chris Kirkland for around 10million in 2001, new boss Rafa Benitez chose to pick up highly-rated Scott Carson from Leeds last season as well as now-first-choice Jose Reina from Villereal for a reported 6million.

Kirkland has since been loaned out to West Brom but is still tabbed by some as a future England no. 1, Dudek’s future is unclear despite his Champions League heroics last season while Carson is still untested. But surely any amount of man power that Liverpool are devoting to scouting and finding more bloody goalkeepers would be better spent elsewhere.