Liverpool need top goalkeeper to push Simon Mignolet, says Man United legend

Mark Bosnich says Simon Mignolet doesn't have enough competition at Liverpool

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Liverpool need to sign a top-quality goalkeeper to push Simon Mignolet, according to Mark Bosnich.

The Reds goalkeeper kept his second clean sheet of the Premier League season as the Reds were forced to settle for a goalless draw with Hull City at Anfield on Saturday.

He needs a back-up goalkeeper that is going to put him under pressure

Mark Bosnich

Former Manchester United shot stopper Bosnich is urging Brendan Rodgers to sign adequate competition for the Belgium international in the January transfer window.

“He hasn’t had enough competition behind him,” Bosnich told talkSPORT.

“At the time, as a player, you don’t enjoy having somebody breathing down your neck for your place. When you look back though, after your career has finished, you realise it contributes to you having the best form of your life.

“That is what Mignolet needs. He needs a back-up goalkeeper that is going to put him under pressure. Brendan Rodgers can then say to him if he is having a bad time, ‘OK, you can take a couple of weeks out’. [Manuel] Pellegrini did it with Joe Hart.

“It’s important for Liverpool [to sign another goalkeeper]. I don’t think he is doing ridiculously bad but, for a top goalkeeper, he has to do better. That would push him to a better level.”

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