Paul Robinson has tipped Liverpool to sign a goalkeeper before the domestic window shuts on 16 October.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former England number one suggested that the club may launch a move for out-of-favour Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland in light of Adrian’s display last weekend.
The Premier League champions suffered an embarrassing 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa on Sunday night.
Adrian, who was deputising for the injured Alisson, was heavily criticised for his performance in which he was seen to be at fault for a number of the goals.
Jurgen Klopp later revealed that Alisson was “likely” to be sidelined for six weeks which would rule him out of Premier League games against Everton, Sheffield United and West Ham, as well as Champions League fixtures against Ajax, FC Midtjylland and Atalanta.
He also faces a race to be fit for the trip to Manchester City on 7 November.
When asked by Football Insider if he expected the Reds to enter the domestic market in search of a new goalkeeper, Robinson said:
“If Alisson is going to be out for that length of time Liverpool are going to have to look at it.
“While the domestic window is still open we may see Liverpool do some business. There is a lot of good goalkeepers that are not playing football right now.
“I can see Liverpool signing the likes of Jack Butland on a short-term deal. They need somebody like that. A player that has the experience of handling big games. Somebody of that ilk.”
Football Insider revealed on Sunday that Southampton are in talks with Stoke over a swap deal involving Butland, 27, and Angus Gunn.
The Reds have until 16 October to make a move for Butland, or another EFL side’s goalkeeper.
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