Carragher: If I was Liverpool manager I would sign this player in January
By Harvey Byrne
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has revealed that he would sign Joe Hart in January if he was the Reds boss.
The 29-year-old shot-stopper is currently on loan at Serie A side Torino from Manchester City.
The goalkeeper was let go by the Manchester club in the summer with manager Pep Guardiola preferring a more technical number one in Claudio Bravo.
The 67-time capped England international is proven quality in the Premier League, while many deem current Reds goalkeeper duo Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius not good enough.
This has led Carragher to state that if he was the manager of the Merseyside giants then he would bring Hart in during the winter.
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“If someone said to me that the window’s open and you can go and get Joe Hart in you’d do it,” told Carragher on Sky Sports 1 after Liverpool’s clash against Stoke.
“If I was Jurgen Klopp I would do and it is a great chance that Liverpool have got at the moment. Since Klopp’s come in he’s done a remarkable job, but with the position that Liverpool are in if they get a chance to get a goalkeeper who’s won Premier League titles, they do.”
Hart has 302 appearances to his name in the Premier League, conceding just 303 goals and keeping 119 clean sheets.
He was the City number one as they romped to the league title twice 2012 and 2014, while he has won the Premier League Golden Glove four times and named in the PFA Team of the Year twice.
He would be a quality addition to Liverpool who have struggled with goalkeepers for a number of years now, but they will be sure to face a battle for him.
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