Stuart Pearce responds when asked if Liverpool need to sign goalkeeper in January
By Will Butcher
Stuart Pearce believes Liverpool should not enter the January transfer window for a new goalkeeper.
Question marks have been raised over both Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet this season, which have sparked rumours suggesting that Jurgen Klopp could sign a goalkeeper in January.
However, Speaking on Sky Sports News’ Wednesday morning Premier League show, Pearce believes that Liverpool should have confidence in their summer decisions.
Karius was signed for £4.7million in the summer, while Simon Mignolet was handed a five-year deal and Pearce believes Klopp should stand have faith in his goalkeepers.
“I think he needs to show confidence in the decisions he’s made,” Pearce said. “He’s signed Karius in the summer, and he’s given Mignolet a five-year contract.
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“Should he enter the market for a goalkeeper in January? I’d say no. Ask me the same question in the summer.”
German stopper Karius is currently at the centre of a feud between the likes of Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville and his manager Klopp as he struggles to produce any kind of consistency on the pitch.
Karius was criticised after spilling a tame shot in the dying moments against Bournemouth, which was tapped in by Nathan Ake to earn the Cherries a 4-3 win.
The 23-year-old was then at fault on Sunday, as he failed to deal with Dimitri Payet’s free-kick during the 2-2 draw against West Ham.
Karius has been Klopp’s number one since Mignolet was dropped back in September, after the Belgium international produced a number of questionable performances between the sticks.
But former England international Pearce believes the Merseyside giants must keep faith in their goalkeeping duo ahead of January.
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