Our Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping for a summer clear out of some deadwood at Anfield. Indeed, while many of them have been delighted with some of the attacking play on show, life amongst the Reds’ defence has been difficult.
This season has seen Liverpool go from potential title challengers to fighting for a Europa League berth, sometimes in a matter of days. Jurgen Klopp’s attack is outstanding and has carried the can for the majority of the campaign, though the defence has severely let them down and you never quite know what you’re getting.
Much of that is owing to the fact that Klopp simply hasn’t decided on a permanent No.1 between the sticks, often flitting between Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius. Oh, how our local Liverpudlians miss Pepe Reina.
However, in recent weeks, it seems that Karius is to be preferred, especially for the big games which could move Mignolet’s nose out of joint. If Mignolet is to leave in the summer, there is a little list our regulars are drawing up for players to follow him.
Our landlord runs through this small list in a little more depth…