Journalist reveals Jurgen Klopp won’t rush Liverpool FC signing in key position

Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth insists Liverpool FC won't rush signing a new goalkeeper in the January transfer window

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Jurgen Klopp will show patience in his pursuit of a new Liverpool goalkeeper, according to Dharmesh Sheth.

The Reds signed Simon Mignolet in a £9m deal from Sunderland in the 2013 summer transfer window under Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers.

The Belgium international has struggled to really convince since arriving at the Merseyside club having been signed to replace Pepe Reina.

Indeed, Rodgers was responsible for ushering Reina towards an Anfield exit despite the Spain international proving himself a world-class goalkeeper.

Klopp signed Loris Karius in a £4.7m deal from Bundesliga outfit Mainz in 2016 but the German goalkeeper has also struggled with consistency.

He was initially signed to replace Mignolet as number one but the German shot stopper has slipped down the pecking order at the Merseyside outfit.

Sky Sports News reporter Sheth doesn’t expect Klopp to rush through a January signing to tackle Liverpool’s issue between the sticks.

“Klopp is very patient. He wanted Van Dijk in the summer. He didn’t get him. He has been proven right now in January,” Sheth told Transfer Talk podcast on Sky Sports.

“He wanted Keita last summer but get ahead of any of their rivals in what was a good transfer fee. If Klopp wants to buy a goalkeeper, he will have one in mind.

“If he can’t get him in January, he will wait until the summer. He has proven he will wait for his number one target.”

Liverpool signed Virgil van Dijk in a club record £75m deal from Southampton in the January transfer window to finally end speculation about the Netherlands international.

The Reds haven’t won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

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