Danny Mills believes Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will snub Jack Butland and other potential keeper signings this week despite Adrian’s horror show against Aston Villa.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Manchester City and England full-back claimed the Reds’ defence needs to take some of the blame for their 7-2 loss.
Football Insider revealed earlier this week that the door is open for the Champions to move for Jack Butland who Stoke City are willing to let go.
Liverpool have until the domestic transfer deadline of 5pm on Friday the 16th of October to do a deal with the Potters.
The six-time European champions are understood to be weighing up their options after the Spaniard‘s display at Villa Park.
Asked by Football Insider whether he expects Liverpool to bring in a new goalkeeper, Mills said: “He’s done well in the past for them, it shouldn’t have been a huge issue and if you bring in a goalkeeper now does that kill him immediately?
“Do you write him off? And go ‘that’s him out of it’.
“It’s a tough call to just go ‘right, that’s it, we’re binning him’.
“How does he then feel as a player? ‘Right, that’s me done and dusted because when Allison comes back in I’m third choice.’
“I think they’ll stick with him. Let’s be honest, some of the Liverpool defenders were not great in that performance so they also need to have a good look at themselves.
“I think Klopp will give it two or three games for them to redress the balance.
“He’s not going to suddenly get rid of Trent Alexander-Arnold, he’s not going to get rid of Virgil Van Dijk for making really bad errors.
“It’s just a case of writing that one off. If it happens two or three more times, he might have an issue.”
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