Ian Wright names Liverpool FC signing required to improve Jurgen Klopp’s defence

The Arsenal legend believes Liverpool FC need a new goalkeeper to improve their defensive performances

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Ian Wright has urged Liverpool FC to sign a top goalkeeper to finally address their weak link in the Reds team.

The Merseyside outfit spent £75m on Virgil van Dijk to make the Netherlands international the world’s most expensive defender.

However, their club record signing has struggled in his last two appearances with Liverpool FC’s goalkeeper situation causing a problem.

Simon Mignolet was signed to replace Pepe Reina under Jurgen Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers in the 2013 summer transfer window.

Klopp brought in German shot stopper Loris Karius in a £4.7m deal from Bundesliga outfit Mainz in 2016 but the 24-year-old has also struggled.

Neither goalkeeper has made the number one spot their own, despite Klopp showing commendable patience with both players.

Former Arsenal striker Wright has urged Klopp to finally address Liverpool FC’s clear problem in goal.

“The goalkeeping situation has to be sorted out,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live. “You get so nervous when you know your goalkeeper is nervy.

“He changes them every two minutes. It puts such apprehension amongst the defenders.”

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last term and Mignolet played an important role in the second half of the campaign.

The Reds will take on Portuguese giants FC Porto in the Champions League round of 16 next month.

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