Stan Collymore: This player was Liverpool’s last ‘exceptional’ goalkeeper
The Liverpool striker isn't convinced by Jurgen Klopp's current goalkeeping options
Stan Collymore has claimed that Liverpool haven’t had “an exceptional goalkeeper” since Pepe Reina.
Jurgen Klopp signed Germany Under-21 international in a £4.7m deal from Bundesliga club Mainz in the summer transfer window.
Karius was instated as Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper following his return from a broken hand at the end of September.
However, the former Manchester City shot stopper has struggled to convince in the Liverpool goal so far despite keeping their first clean sheet of the Premier League season.
Simon Mignolet was Liverpool’s starting goalkeeper under Brendan Rodgers following his move to Anfield from Sunderland in a £9m deal in 2013.
But the Belgium international has been criticised for his lack of consistency and erratic performances over the past three seasons.
Former Liverpool striker Collymore doesn’t believe the Reds have successfully replaced Reina, who Rodgers sold to Napoli in 2014.
“There are questions about the goalkeeper Loris Karius,” Collymore told BBC Radio Five Live.
“There are questions about Simon Mignolet. I don’t think they’ve had an exceptional goalkeeper since Pepe Reina was at his very, very best.”
Reina won the FA Cup and the League Cup with Liverpool during eight seasons at Anfield.
The Spain international won the Premier League golden glove in three times.