Liverpool transfers: Jurgen Klopp rules out goalkeeper signing in January
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he won't raid the Bundesliga for a goalkeeper in January
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool won’t sign a goalkeeper in the January transfer window.
The Reds manager has been linked with a move for a number of Bundesliga shot stoppers in recent weeks, including Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno and Mainz’s youngster Loris Karius.
Inter Milan shot stopper Samir Handanovic was touted as another potential target for the Merseyside outfit, with the Slovenian’s contract with the Serie A side set to expire next summer.
However, Liverpool manager Klopp insisted that he is happy with current number one Simon Mignolet and his understudy Adam Bogdan despite the reports in the British media.
“I am absolutely happy with our goalkeeper situation,” Klopp told his pre-match media conference ahead of Wednesday’s League Cup clash against Southampton.
“Sorry to kill your stories but we are not looking for a new goalkeeper. I am absolutely satisfied with our goalkeepers.”
On Mignolet, Klopp added: “Simon Mignolet is one of the smartest keepers I’ve had. He’s still young enough to develop. He is very open.”
Mignolet has started all 14 of Liverpool’s Premier League games this season.
The 27-year-old shot stopper moved to Anfield in a £9m deal from Sunderland in 2013.
Bogdan moved to the Reds to provide Mignolet with competition on a free transfer from Bolton Wanderers in the summer.