Liverpool

Forget Mignolet and Karius: Liverpool should go all out to try and sign this impressive shot-stopper – agreed?

The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating the signing of a new goalkeeper. Be it in January or next summer, it’s clear that the Reds need a new shot-stopper, with Jurgen Klopp’s current choices Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet struggling to impress.

Neither player has been able to hold down their spot in the first team over the last few weeks, with inconsistent form and shocking mistakes between the sticks quickly becoming the story of Liverpool’s season.

Clearly, then,  something must be done. There are sure to be a number of options on Jurgen Klopp’s radar, but one player that our landlord thinks could be perfect is FC Köln player Timo Horn.

At 24-years-old, Horn could be the long-term solution that Liverpool are craving. Signing a player in his late-twenties would only prove to be a short-term fix for Jurgen Klopp, and that isn’t what they’re looking for. The likes of Chelsea, Man Utd and Spurs have benefitted massively from being able to rely on the same goalkeeper over a long period of time, and that ‘s something that the Reds should be looking to replicate.

24-years-old is the perfect age from which to move on to a big club, too. Whilst Horn is young, that doesn’t mean that he is inexperienced. He has been a regular for his current side over the last few years, and he has made 19 appearances in the Bundesliga so far this term. An excellent shot-stopper, Horn is fantastic when under pressure with players running at him, drawing parallels with David De Gea in that sense. At nearly 6ft3, he’s also a giant in the air, making him a real force when defending set pieces.

Significantly, if Köln are relegated, he could be worth as little as £5.4 million according to the Sun, and so this move would make financial sense for the often frugal Liverpool too.

This move makes sense on all levels for the Reds.

Liverpool fans – thoughts?

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