Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he is looking to sign a new goalkeeper in the January transfer window to provide competition for the under-fire Simon Mignolet.
The 26 year-old has come under intense criticism for his performances this season, with many highlighting his lack of aerial prowess and his distribution as his most glaring weaknesses.
Indeed, the Liverpool shot-stopper found himself out of the team last month, only to retain his place in the starting line-up when backup keeper Brad Jones suffered an injury against Burnley on Boxing Day. But the problems have continued for Mignolet, with another shaky showing against AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup on Monday leading many to believe that Rodgers’ patience is wearing thin.
Although Rodgers has been quick to defend the Belgian, he has admitted that a new goalkeeper is needed at Anfield.
“I think we need a goalkeeper of some sort, it’s just depending on how long Brad Jones is going to be out injured,” he said.
“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.”
Mignolet comes up against his former club Sunderland on Saturday having kept just four clean sheets in 25 appearances for Liverpool this season.
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