Cape Town - Former
Liverpool defender Steve Nicol has urged his old club to buy a new
goalkeeper, giving his backing to Gianluigi Donnarumma or Alisson
Nicol was signed by iconic manager Bob Paisley in 1981 and played his
last game for the Reds in 1994. In his time at Anfield, he won four
league titles and a European Cup. Liverpool have not enjoyed such a
successful spell since his departure.
The former right-back told ESPN FC that one step on the road back to
glory would be signing a new goalkeeper. He said: "To be honest, I think
Liverpool should go and see if they can either get a No. 1 or have
somebody who’s on a level with [Loris] Karius."
The 56-year-old claimed that Simon Mignolet is a clear no.2 at the
moment. However, he feels that two goalkeepers currently in Serie A
would be better suited to the club than the Belgian.
"I would have no problem with him [Roma keeper Alisson]. I would have
no problem if they can get the likes of Donnarumma, who would be a
goalkeeper for the next decade.
"But I think definitely it’s a priority now for Liverpool. It is a
weak spot. Again, as good as Karius has been recently, he’s not the
finished article by a long way."
Donnarumma, 19, has played 28 league games for AC Milan this season.
His current contract at the club will last until 2021, however, he has
been linked with a move away from the San Siro, with Nicol's quotes
adding fuel to the fire.