Ian Wright tells Liverpool FC to sign 24-year-old England international

Ian Wright explains why he wants to see Liverpool FC make a move for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright has urged Liverpool FC to sign Stoke City shot stopper Jack Butland to solve their long-running problem in goal.

The Potters shot stopper has established himself as one of the best English goalkeepers in the Premier League.

Butland was signed in a £4.3m deal from Birmingham City during Mark Hughes’ spell in charge of Stoke City.

However, the Welshman was dismissed after a troubled 2017-18 season so far, with Paul Lambert replacing Hughes at the bet365 Stadium.

As a result, there is a possibility Liverpool FC could capitalise on the uncertainty at the Potters over the past month or so with an offer for Butland.

Former Arsenal striker Wright believes Butland would be a great addition to Klopp’s Reds team.

“Liverpool have to be using that money to get the best goalkeeper they can get,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“I’d love to see Butland go to a big club to see how they kick on. Liverpool need to sure that up. You can’t buy a good defender like that [Van Dijk] .”

Liverpool FC’s current number one Loris Karius was signed in a £4.7m deal from Bundesliga outfit Mainz in the 2016 summer transfer window.

However, the German goalkeeper has been largely second-choice behind Belgium international Simon Mignolet, who replaced Pepe Reina in 2013.

The Reds signed Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk in a £75m deal from Southampton earlier in the January transfer window.

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