Liverpool Are Targeting A New Goalkeeper Says Rodgers

News will come as a welcome relief to those who watch the side week in, week out.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the club is targeting a new goalkeeper in the January transfer window.

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The Reds’ current first choice shot stopper, Simon Mignolet, has managed just four clean sheets in his 25 appearances this season and was dropped after some questionable performances for the equally blundering Brad Jones.

Rodgers insists Mignolet’s main issues come from his footwork and concentration and says a new keeper will definitely be on his January wish-list this transfer window.

“I think we need a goalkeeper of some sort, it’s just depending on how long Brad Jones is going to be out injured,” Rodgers said reports ESPN.

“We are obviously down and have got two young inexperienced keepers behind Simon, who is only just back in the team, so we need to assess that.

“Simon was at the time we were watching him, and still is, a wonderful shot-stopper. He makes big saves but the adaptation for him is coming into a big team where you are not having to make as many saves and therefore concentration is important and you probably have more touches of the ball with your feet than what he might have expected.

“He has come in here under massive expectation to replace a player who was outstanding for Liverpool for seven or eight years. He is trying to develop areas of his game.

“He knows he needs to improve with his feet and he is working hard on that on a daily basis. He is analysing the games and working with the coach and doing everything he can to be the best he can be.”

Despite that, you’d expect the Belgian was on borrowed time at Anfield and could be shipped out permanently in the summer if the club manage to land their main goalkeeping targets.

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