According to The Mirror, Jurgen Klopp is keen to revamp his goalkeeping department this summer and, with Simon Mignolet’s departure imminent, the former Borussia Dortmund boss sees Southampton’s Alex McCarthy as the ideal deputy to Alisson.
Should the 29-year-old shot-stopper trade St Mary’s for Anfield, he will become the seventh player to do since 2014, with the Reds having raided the south coast club for their best talent on a regular basis in the past five years.
Former Crystal Palace man McCarthy was a standout performer in a Saints side that disappointed under Mark Hughes but was replaced by Angus Gunn in February, with Ralph Hasenhuttl making a number of big changes as he looked to turn Southampton’s season around.
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McCarthy might not be the key first team player that Sadio Mane, Dejan Lovren or Adam Lallana were, but the prospect of yet another squad member joining Liverpool has riled some Saints fans, while others seem to think it might make sense – you can check out the best of their reaction to the reports on Twitter below…
Liverpool can have Alex McCarthy for £10/£12 million if they want. He doesn’t want to sit on our bench so he can go and sit on theirs if he wants. Still a very competent goalkeeper.
— Ewan Campbell (@EwanCampbell1NI) June 16, 2019
I had a suspicion McCarthy might go and even if it makes sense financially I’d be sad to see it happen. Especially if it’s to Liverpool!
— Laney1980 (@Laney19801) June 17, 2019
It would hardly be a shock now would it?
— I Think Therefore Ian (@ohblox) June 16, 2019
Liverpool are interested in a Southampton player – and you regard that as a “shock”?
You’re pretty easily shocked
— Tim Nazium (@mytihot) June 16, 2019
so liverpool, matty targett? Alex McCarthy? take em we will throw in Charlie Austin for a sweetener! ? #SaintsFC
— Coutinhojr30 (@coutinhojr30) June 17, 2019
— Stuart (@Sidlaw100) June 17, 2019
Normal service is resumed then!
— Kevin Pearce (@KevPearce9) June 16, 2019
For a player who deserves to be playing buy we aren’t picking?
He’s the reason we stayed up!
Let him go, hope he goes and wins the league.
— Knells (@BenKnells) June 16, 2019