By Alex Stevens
Mark Lawrenson has urged Jurgen Klopp to make a move for Joe Hart in the final week of the transfer window.
Manchester City have made it clear that the goalkeeper could be sold in the next week after being demoted by Pep Guardiola.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is close to signing Claudio Bravo from the Spanish giants, after the goalkeeper was pictured in Manchester.
Bravo’s addition is expected to leave Hart at number three in the City pecking order, with the Spanish boss opting for Willy Caballero to start in goal in the club’s opening three matches of the season.
The England goalkeeper, 29, was in the line-up for City’s Champions League play-off second leg against Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday night but it could be his last match for the club.
Former Liverpool defender Lawrenson believes manager Klopp should make a move for Joe Hart as he would be an upgrade on current Anfield keeper trio Simon Mignolet, Loris Karius and Alex Manninger.
“If I were Liverpool, I’d be all over Joe Hart,” Lawrenson told Radio Five Live, as quoted by the station’s Twitter account. “He’s better than their three goalkeepers put together.”
Lawro thinks #LFC should be looking at Joe Hart.
Where do you think Hart will end up?
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) August 24, 2016
The Sun claimed on Sunday that Everton would make a move for the axed goalkeeper after he was told by the Manchester outfit to find a new club.
However, The Mail claimed on Monday that the Toffees have taken a step back in their interest in the England international due to the cost of the deal and the impressive form of Maarten Stekelenburg.
It is said it would have cost Everton in the region of £7million to take Hart for a season on loan, when his £135,000 per week wages were taken into account, and that kind of expenditure was not something they were prepared to commit to.
The England number one endured a difficult Euro 2016 campaign and made some costly mistakes as the nation were dumped out by minnows Iceland in the last 16.
Hart joined City from Shrewsbury in 2006 and has been a mainstay of the Premier League team during the Abu Dhabi era.
He is a firm favourite with City supporters for his leadership and commitment, and was a key player in the side that won Premier League titles in 2012 and 2014.
In other Everton transfer news, Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been offered to the Toffees.