Jamie Carragher: I worry about this Liverpool situation, Jurgen Klopp needs to address it
The former Liverpool defender has admitted that he is worried about Jurgen Klopp's options in goal
Jamie Carragher has admitted that he is still worried about Liverpool’s goalkeeper situation heading into the second half of the Premier League season.
Jurgen Klopp signed Germany Under-21 international Loris Karius in a £4.7m deal from Bundesliga outfit Mainz 05 in the summer transfer window.
However, the 23-year-old has struggled to assert himself in the Liverpool goal despite being named the club’s number one goalkeeper.
Klopp has restored Simon Mignolet to his starting line-up for Liverpool’s last four Premier League games but the Belgian made an error in the 4-1 win over Stoke last week, before keeping a clean sheet against Manchester City.
While Carragher admitted that he is concerned about Karius and Mignolet, the Liverpool legend is worried that the Reds boss might be unwilling to spend big on a goalkeeper.
“I worry about the goalkeeper situation. At Dortmund, Klopp inherited Roman Weidenfeller, who was such a figure of consistency,” Carragher told The Daily Mail.
“At Anfield, he has spent £5m on Loris Karius — does that show he’s maybe not willing to spend big on a No 1 such as Joe Hart or another like him? Karius’s form means that transfer doesn’t look a great decision, but it’s still early days. At least Klopp acted decisively when his form dipped.”
Carragher added: “If it doesn’t improve, it is something that will need to be addressed again.”
Liverpool finished in eighth place in the Premier League last season after Klopp took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers back in October 2015.
The Reds haven’t won the Premier League title despite finishing in second place in 2009 and 2014.