Glasgow Rangers are struggling at the moment, with injuries, a loss of identity, and a growing impatience with a manager who only led the club to a Europa League final five months ago, all contributing to the Ibrox side’s stuttering form.
The Light Blues have conceded a whopping 28 goals in all competitions so far this season and a big part of that has come down to the two goalkeepers, Jon McLaughlin and Allan McGregor.
The 47-year-old must be wishing he could turn back time and bring a former Ibrox teammate to the club in his prime…
Klos signed for the club in December 1998 following an impressive spell at Borussia Dortmund. He won the Champions League in 1997 alongside a pair of Bundesliga titles and Dick Advocaat certainly made a big statement of intent by bringing the goalkeeper to Scotland.
Over the next nine years, Klos would endear himself to the Ibrox faithful, even earning the nickname ‘Der Goalie’, a play on Rangers legend Andy Goram’s moniker.
The German was a titan between the posts and was the natural successor to Goram following his departure that summer.
With the keeper undisputed number 1 at the club, disaster struck at the beginning of 2005, when Klos suffered a cruciate knee injury and was ruled out of the remaining few months of the campaign.
This basically sped up the end of his Ibrox career and he finally departed in the summer of 2007 as his contract expired. He will go down in the annals as one of the club’s finest-ever keepers.
The official Rangers Twitter page have praised Klos in the past, once dubbing the German as “excellent” and with his popularity and trophy-laden spell, it’s hard to disagree.
What Van Bronckhorst would do to have him back between the Ibrox posts – he certainly wouldn’t have conceded seven against Liverpool.